The effect of suture techniques used in repair of episiotomy and perineal tear on perineal pain and dyspareunia


Besen M. A. , Rathfisch G.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, vol.41, no.1, pp.22-37, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2019.1663194
  • Title of Journal : HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-37

Abstract

It was aimed to determine the effect of continuous technique for repair of episiotomy and spontaneous tear repair compared to interrupted suture technique for perineal pain and dyspareunia. The research was completed with the total 56 cases. It was found in the research that continuous suture technique used in the perineal trauma repair resulted in less perineal pain, less analgesia need, better wound healing, shorter repair time, less material use during rest and daily activities in the early postpartum period compared to the interrupted suture technique. There was no significant difference between groups in terms of having dyspareunia.