Dr Kashmala Shafique, Dr Summiaya Ehsan, Dr Warda Azam
Introduction: Surgical wound closure aims to move close the skin flaps to favor rapid healing and a good cosmetic outcome with low risk of complications. Aims and objectives: The basic aim of the study is to compare the wound Infection in Skin Staples versus Sutures for Skin Closure in Caesarean Section. Material and methods: This comparative study was conducted in Rawalpindi medical university during June 2019 to January 2020. The data was collected from pregnant female population. The data was collected and compare for the wound Infection in Skin Staples versus Sutures for Skin Closure in Caesarean Section. Eligible women were approached and consented at the time of admission for delivery. Results: The data was collected from 398 patients. Four women randomized to the suture group actually received staples but they were analyzed in the suture group according to the intent to treat principle. The baseline characteristics of the randomized cohort including BMI (≈36 kg/m2), race/ethnicity (predominantly African American) and prior cesarean (47-49%) were similar between study groups. Conclusion: It is concluded that our results support the use of suture over staples among women undergoing cesarean delivery, particularly after a horizontal skin incision.