Study of Different Suturing Techniques for Perineal Repair After Delivery
We wish to determine wich of two standardized suturing techniques is the best for perineal repair if a perineal laceration or an episiotomy is present after vaginal birth.
The participants are healthy primi para and deliver at term.
A randomised controlled trial with 400 participants was initiated in August 2004. The two suture techniques compared were both 2-layered and either continuous sutures or interrupted, inverted stitches to perineal muscles and the subcuticular layer. A polyglactin 910 multifilament thread on an atraumatic needle was used and the perineal skin was left unsutured. Healthy primiparas >36+0 weeks gestation could participate if they had a either a 2nd degree perineal laceration or an episiotomy.
The trial was a double-blind and analysis was done on an intention-to-treat basis. Main outcomes were pain, wound healing and patient satisfaction.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Suture technique for perineal repair after delivery
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Skejby Sygehus
University of Aarhus
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00265421
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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