International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064




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Student Project | Surgery | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.5 / 10


Prospective Cohort Study to Evaluate Wound Healing after Skin Closure with Skin Staplers and Nylon Suture in Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery

Dr. Mahadeo Garale | Dr. Pavneet Singh Maidh [2]


Abstract: This study evaluates wound healing outcomes in open inguinal hernia repair, comparing skin closures done with skin staplers and nylon sutures. Conducted as a prospective cohort study at a tertiary care hospital over two months, it involved 120 participants, divided equally between the two closure methods. The study focused on assessing wound healing using the Southampton scoring system SWS, considering variables like age, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and diabetes mellitus. Results indicated that SWS scores were significantly associated with clinical factors such as hypertension, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and the presence of Coagulase-negative staphylococcus aureus. While the study found no significant difference in SWS between the stapler and suture groups, it identified a clear correlation between certain clinical factors and wound healing outcomes, including the need for secondary suturing. These findings contribute to the ongoing discourse on optimal skin closure techniques in surgical procedures, particularly emphasizing the role of patient-specific clinical factors in postoperative wound healing.


Keywords: Inguinal Hernia Repair, Skin Closure Techniques, Southampton Scoring System, Wound Healing, Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus Aureus


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 243 - 244


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