Comparative Efficacy of Vicryl Rapide Suture Versus Chromic Catgut Suture for Episiotomy Repair
Objective: To compare the efficacy of vicryl rapide suture versus chromic catgut suture for episiotomy repair in term of pain score and wound healing at tertiary care Hospital.
Methodology: This Randomized Controlled Trial was done from January 2017 to December 2017 at Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Bahawal Victoria Hospital of Bahawalpur. Patients those underwent episiotomy to facilitate the delivery of the head in the labour room with age rang 18 to 35 years and parity 1-4 were included. Patients were randomly placed into two Groups (Group-A: vicryl RAPIDE) and (Group B: chromic catgut), via lottery method. Each patient was evaluated for efficacy in term of postoperative pain at 48 hours after delivery.
Results: Total 150 patients were studied. Mean age of Group A patients was 26.60±3.37 years and 27.32±3.14 years of group B. Mean gestational of group A was 39.24±1.32 weeks and 39.20±1.08 weeks of group B. Efficacy was 78.67% among patients of Group A (vicryl RAPIDE) while 36 (48.0%) in Group B (chromic catgut) patients with p-value of 0.0001.
Conclusion: It was concluded that vicryl RAPIDE suture are ideal for the episiotomy repair with significant less pain and better wound healing as compared to chromic catgut suture.
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