Staples work similarly to sutures (stitches), as they are used to hold a wound closed and promote healing. If you have had an injury closed up with staples, you will need to have your staples removed once the skin has had proper time to heal. For those who require staple removal in New York, New York, Dr. John Abroon can efficiently and carefully perform this procedure.
Before removing any staples, our doctor will check the wound and ensure that the skin has had enough time to close up and begin the healing process. If all seems well, we will clean the area. Then, using a medical staple remover, our doctor will gently and carefully back out each staple. This happens by applying a little pressure to the handle of the staple remover, causing the staple to bend and straighten its ends. This makes it easier for our doctor to remove the staples from the skin. This process is repeated for each staple.
While staple removal is relatively painless, patients may experience a slight pinch or pull during the process. Once all of the staples are removed, our doctor will clean the wound again and apply adhesive strips to keep the wound together and let it continue healing.
If you have any questions or concerns about staple removal, we invite you to call our office today at 212-288-0900. Our team is more than happy to answer questions and help you receive the care you need.