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removing suture?

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by childmanx, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. childmanx

    childmanx
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    Do doctors remove inner absorbable suture (fascia layer) for revision surgery?

    what kind of sutures are used for joint replacement?
     
  2. Jamie

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    @childmanx ... You'll notice I've merged your two threads and moved them to the pre-op forum, since it does not appear you have had surgery. Can you please tell us a bit more about yourself and why you are asking these questions. With a little more information, we'll be better able to help you.
     
  3. Josephine

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    There is no need to. That's why they are absorbable - more correctly referred to as dissolvable.
    You can find a lot of information like this in the forum Library which is accessed via the bar across the top of the page. But the particular article that will answer your question is this one Closing surgical wounds: how is it done?

    But Jamie is right - tell us more about yourself and why these issues are a concern to you. For instance, why are you having a revision? Enquiring minds want to know!
     

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