Jul 30, 2011 - 10:44 am
So I had my staples removed Thursday (8 days after partial nephrectomy), a whoping 17, the longest incision was about 1.5 inches. Removing the staples was painless, and quick, possibly 30 seconds. They put these thin short steri strips on and said they will probably fall off the next, daym which they did. I asked do I put anything on the areas id the steri strips fall off, they indicated no.
The day after the staples were removed, the largest incision came open, and I had to go to ER to get re-steri stripped. They said there was no sign off infecion, and that I need to make an appointment with my Urologist to take a look (the Urologist did not look when I go staples out).
When they did the steri strips in the ER, they used some glue to help the steri stick, where at the Urologist office they did not. Not sure if they should have used glue, or left the longer incision staples in longer?
Any advice on this, I am paranoid to move at all now thinking of it.