Stitches may be better than staples after C-section

February 4, 2010 10:30:50 AM PST
Staples are popular, but stitches may be best for women who have had cesarean sections.

A new study included more than 400 women who delivered babies by C-section. Researchers found women whose wounds were closed with staples were four times as likely to have their incisions separate than those who received stitches.

Those with staples also required more post-surgery doctor visits.

The study is being presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Chicago.