secondary suture

sec·on·dar·y su·ture

delayed closure of a wound.
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Of the ulnar nerve injuries, primary suture was performed in 42 cases (immediate damage), whereas secondary suture in 49 cases (delayed damage).
In 48% of cases the treatment involved primary suture, 27% of patients had nerve reconstruction by autogenic graft (cable), in 19% of cases secondary suture was performed and in 6% nerve neurolysis was done.
5 Varicose veins 5 Endocrine 1 Thyroidectomy 82 Amputations 5 BKA and AKA 64 Stomach and duodenum 2 Perforated peptic ulcer 29 Rectum and anus 4 Major procedures 14 Integumentary system 14 Major debridements of 23 wounds, sloughectomy or secondary suture Burns 2 Minor/moderate burns 52 Intensive care 9 Trauma resuscitation 33 Lymphoreticular system 2 Lymph node biopsy 68 Urogenital and renal 3 Circumcision 53 Paediatric 2 Inguinal and femoral hernia 28 Cardiothoracic 1.
However, the outcomes are poorer than that of a direct suture, be it a primary (up to 7 days after trauma) or secondary suture (thereafter) [5].
S for intra uterine death of the fetus and at the stay of the hospital at this time as she had troubles with her surgical wound and she had repeated secondary sutures.