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Assessment of a Quick Monofilament Suture in Paediatric Urology - A Prospective, Single Centre, Observational Cohort Study

Absorbable sutures of different filament structure and absorption profile are commonly used for the repair of paediatric urological pathologies. Review of the literature shows that there is no consensus about the optimal suture technique and the ideal suture material. The selected type of the suture material (either monofilament or braided and either fast absorbable or long-term absorbable) as well as the suture technique (continuous or interrupted) are mainly based on the surgeon´s preference. The present prospective observational study assessed, for the first time, the clinical performance of a new quick-absorbable monofilament suture (Monosyn® Quick) made from a triblock copolymer in paediatric urology and compares the clinical outcome to the available literature data. A total of 53 children were enrolled. The intraoperative handling of the sutures was judged by the paediatric surgeons using a 5-point Likert scale (1: poor to 5: excellent). The handling parameters were knot security, tensile strength, pliability and tissue drag. The outcomes of the wound healings were rated by the patients/parents and observers (surgeons) using the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) at 3 months ±10 days after surgery. The resulting hospital stay was short with an average of 1.32 ±1.27 days. Neither wound healing complications nor other adverse events occurred until 3 months after surgery. The mean POSAS value was 11.56 ±5.84 for the Patient component and 12.52 ±6.51 for the Observer component, indicating an excellent aesthetic result. All suture handling dimensions were mostly rated with 4 to 5 points revealing a comfortable and safe handling. In conclusion, this is the first study which prospectively evaluates the handling and clinical outcomes of a quick absorbable, monofilament suture in paediatric urological repairs. Results indicate that the investigated suture represents a viable suture for paediatric urological surgeries.

Urology, Paediatrics, Quick-Absorbable, Monofilament, Suture, Surgery, Hypospadias, Orchidopexy

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Baumann, P., Gfroerer, S. (2023). Assessment of a Quick Monofilament Suture in Paediatric Urology - A Prospective, Single Centre, Observational Cohort Study. Journal of Surgery, 11(6), 124-131. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.js.20231106.11

ACS Style

Baumann, P.; Gfroerer, S. Assessment of a Quick Monofilament Suture in Paediatric Urology - A Prospective, Single Centre, Observational Cohort Study. J. Surg. 2023, 11(6), 124-131. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20231106.11

AMA Style

Baumann P, Gfroerer S. Assessment of a Quick Monofilament Suture in Paediatric Urology - A Prospective, Single Centre, Observational Cohort Study. J Surg. 2023;11(6):124-131. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20231106.11

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