One of the most important techniques used by doctors during surgical procedures is the act of suturing. Suturing is the method of closing a wound or incision on the skin, body organs, blood vessels, or any other bodily tissue. Suturing may be used to close intentional incisions made by the surgeon for operative purposes, or it can be employed to hold together a skin wound, such as a deep cut.
Improper suturing technique may result in severe health issues for the patient. If you or someone you love has been a victim of improper suturing, then you deserve to claim legal compensation for the unnecessary pain you have suffered. Improper suturing lawyers have dedicated their practice to helping individuals in situations like yours.
Types of Sutures
There are two types of sutures used on patients, and doctors should be well-trained in the techniques and appropriateness of each one.
- Non-absorbable sutures: These stitches must be removed manually by the doctor when a specified period of time has passed. These are more durable and stronger than absorbable sutures. Non-absorbable sutures are often used in cases involving the heart and the bladder.
- Absorbable sutures: This type of stitching is absorbed and metabolized by the body after a certain period of time. They are typically used on internal tissues and organs (with the exception of the heart and bladder) so that a second operation is not necessary for their removal.
If you have had problems associated with your suture because the wrong type has been used by the doctor, then you should seek legal assistance immediately.
Complications Associated with Improper Suturing
Many serious complications can arise if improper suturing techniques have been employed. These include the following:
- Improper healing
- Blood loss