COMPARATIVE STUDY ON EPISIOTOMY SUTURING TECHNIQUES - CONTINUOUS VS INTERMITTENT METHOD

Dr. E. Shanthi, Dr. E. Sukanya

Abstract


AIM:    To compare the efficacy between the  two techniques of episiotomy suturing- continuous  Vs intermittent.   

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

      This is a prospective randomized control study conducted in 100 labouring women who underwent labour natural with episiotomy. They were divided into two groups of 50 each and were sutured using either continuous  or Intermittent technique with vicryl rapide.

 RESULTS:   The number of  Primi and Multi was 16 (32%) and 34 (68%) in intermittent group and  16 (32%) and 34 (68%) in continuous group.The mean age was 23.98+/-3.47 and 24.88+/-3.2 in the continuous and intermittent group respectively. The mean time taken for suturing was 22.2 ± 5.55 and 25.4 ± 5.13minutes in the continuous and intermittent groups respectively which is statistically significant difference..4%and 0% had Pain at 2 days in the intermittent  and continuous groups respectively.The difference is not significant. None of them in both groups developed fever, haematoma,wound infection,wound dehiscence or needed analgesics at 2nd or 7th day.

CONCLUSION:

Continuous suturing technique is superior to interrupted method considering the advantages of lesser pain and lesser time taken for suturing.


Keywords


Episiotomy , suturing technique

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