Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Prospective randomized control trial comparing cromic catgut 1-0 versus fast absorbing polyglactin 910 2-0 for episiotomy repair in a semi-urban Indian population group

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Author Details: Hemant Deshpande,Chandrakant S Madkar*,Apurva Singh,Akanksha Allahbadia

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 5

Article End Page : 10


Episiotomy is most commonly performed surgery for assisting vaginal delivery in indicated cases. Mediolateral episiotomy is most commonly performed in view of its benefits over other types. Postoperative complications and morbidity of patients is most important which should be given thought. One of the factor that plays a major role is type of suture material used. In our study we are comparing traditionally used chromic catgut with the fast acting polyglactin 910.
Materials and Methods: The new prospective study and randomized control study compares long term and short term results of suturing episiotomy with Chromic Catgut 1.0 and polyglactin 910 (2.0). The parameters taken into consideration were pain and analgesia, gaping, dyspareunia etc. Total sample size was 560 consisting of 280 pts in each group.
Results: The present study showed that the results of fast acting polyglactin 910 was definitely better than chromic catgut. Also morbidity in relation to pain, wound healing and other complications was found to be lesser in group of polyglactin 910.
Conclusion: The present trend of suturing episiotomy with polyglactin is definitely better in terms of results and reduced morbidity.

Keywords: Episiotomy, Chromic catgut, Fast absorbing polyglactin 910, Morbidity.

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