Document Type : Research Article
Introduction: The present study was designed with the primary aim to compare the Traditional Suturing Technique versus Continuous Non-Locking technique for Repair of Episiotomy Using Treated Polyglactin 910.
Materials and Methods: A total of 100 postnatal women complying with study inclusion criteria were included and randomly divided into two groups viz. traditional suturing technique using polyglactin 910 (Group A) and continuous non-locking technique using polyglactin 910 (Group B). A detailed clinical evaluation was done for all the subjects. Appropriate and relevant investigations were done.
Results: Regarding the pain assessment by VAS score and episiotomy healing by REEDA score both the groups were not significant (p-value >0.05), hence no difference was noted among them. However continuous non locking technique consumed less number of suture materials and less time as its p- value was <0.05, which was significant.
Conclusion: According to REEDA score and VAS score, there was no significant difference in episiotomy healing and pain assessment respectively. Continuous Non-Locking Technique of the episiotomy wound had less perineal pain on day 1, consumes less number of suture materials and less time, hence it was economically better when compared to Traditional Suturing technique.