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Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches? Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

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Unread 10-01-2006, 04:06 PM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

I had staples internally instead of stitches. Did anyone else get staples? I'm just curious. Thanks.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 04:29 PM
yes

Yes I have internal permanent staples and also had internal stiches that dissolved. Plus I had dissolvable external stiches.
I have internal Titanium staples and my doctor told me not to worry if I go through an airport check the alarm will not go off.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 06:55 PM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

I had external staples that were removed one week post-op. I have a 7" vertical incision that extends around and above my belly button... so my row of staples made me look and feel like some kind of strange metal science fiction character.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 08:27 PM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

Thanks for the replies. It's nice to know I'm not alone. It seems like most people get stitches.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 08:32 PM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

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Originally Posted by Ladora
I had external staples that were removed one week post-op. I have a 7" vertical incision that extends around and above my belly button... so my row of staples made me look and feel like some kind of strange metal science fiction character.
I have the staples also and to me it looks like train tracks, maybe santa will bring a choochoo for Christmas!
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Unread 10-01-2006, 08:40 PM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

I had staples and no problem with them.
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Unread 10-01-2006, 08:44 PM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

It's funny how much variation there is in the way they do this! I had internal stitches, never saw a one as they were dissolving. I had staples on my incision which were removed the third morning after my surgery. I thought that would hurt, but it didn't.
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Unread 10-02-2006, 12:20 AM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

I, too, had staples. The staples are a breeze when they take them out. Better than stitches, in my opinion.

With the railroad track look and the "frankenfoot" that I have (4 screws in my ankle and plate and 8 screws in my leg) I am all set for Halloween.
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Unread 10-02-2006, 04:22 AM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

wow, you could be my moms twin (ok except for the age and that she doesn't have one), she has the railroad, a bikini and a frankenfoot and is from IN. We could have a Hyster Horror Show for halloween!
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Unread 10-02-2006, 12:10 PM
Did anyone else get staples instead of stitches?

Thanks again for the replies. My staples ar permanant internal ones. I had a LAVH, and on my laproscopic incisions I had stitches, one on each of the three incisions which were removed after a week. Hope you are all doing well.
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