Suture Removers

Sutures are stitches or staples used to hold a wound together in place after a surgery on the wound. The sutures help in closing the wound so that healing occurs faster. It is one of the oldest and still one of the most successful methods of healing a wound which cannot be healed by simple dressings or ointments. Incisions, abrasions, gashes, amputations, are often treated using sutures. Removing a suture which is too delicate should be left to the hands of a medical professional but there are many sutures that can be removed easily at home. Suture removers are a pair of scissors, tongs, or tweezers that delicately pull out the staples or cut the threads that hold the wound together.
At Shop Wound Care we offer a wide range of suture removal products from the best brands such as Medline, McKesson, 3M, etc.

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Features of Suture Removers

  • Easily removes staples from sutured wounds without harming or damaging the skin 

  • Specially designed scissors easily cut through the thread used to suture the wound 

  • Tongs can be used to pull out the thread that might have been left in the wound 

  • Highly sterile in nature and do not lead to infections of the skin

Using Suture Removers Correctly

  • Firstly, ask the medical professional if the sutures can be removed at home using suture removers 

  • Once confirmed, first clean your hands and make sure the suture removers are sterile 

  • Remove the dressing of the wound gently and clean the skin using a wound cleanser or wipes 

  • Wear gloves before carrying out any activity on the wound 

  • Depending on the suture, select an appropriate remover 

  • Gently go ahead by cutting the knot as closely as you can to the skin 

  • Use a forceps to gently pull the knotted suture out of the wound 

  • The patient might experience a gentle tugging on the skin but they won’t experience pain if the procedure is carried out gently 

  • Go ahead by cutting all the knots and pulling the sutures out 

  • Once all the sutures have been removes, use a sterile dressing pad to cover the wound so that no infection occurs 

  • In case of staples, gently pull the staple pins out using the remover and place the sterile pads on the wound later