COMPARISON OF URETHEROPLASTY WITH VICRYL AND PDS IN PEADS.
Objectives: The objective of this study is to compare urethroplasty with vicryl and
PDS. Study Design: Comparative prospective study. Setting: Department of Pediatric Surgery,
The Children’s Hospital and The Institute of Child health, Lahore. Period: 6 months. Methods:
The sample size was twenty patients that were divided into two groups of equal strength. In first
group Vicryl was used an in the second group PDS was used. A perfoma was formed which
was filled by observing the patient’s condition until they discharges after that patients were
called in OPD and wound nature was observed. Results: There was a significant difference
between both groups. Results showed that PDS was better than vicryl. Because vicryl is braided
while pds is monofilament. So bacteria can easily entrap in vicryl .Tensile strength of PDS is
also better than vicryl. Conclusion: In the current study the most common reason of infection
because of vicryl is that it is braided and bacteria can easily entrap and can cause infection.
While pds is monofilament. Monofilament suture goes through tissues with less resistance then
multifilament. Monofilament resists infection. Multifilament suture allow wicking (a method by
which bacteria can enter the tissue). So pds is better than vicryl.