Suture Wound (Stitch up)

Before the procedure takes place, we ask that you, (the owner) read this information carefully as it provides you with knowledge ready for the elected procedure. All surgical procedures undertaken carry associated risks and complications. Although rare, we want you to be fully informed before you proceed.

Please read the following list of complications that can result from this procedure or due to the nature of the injury. Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions or concerns. This list is not exhaustive. We will discharge your pet with a buster collar to be worn at all times which can help reduce the incidence of post-operative complications. Should an accepted complication arise, owners are liable for the costs associated with the complication.

  1. Anaesthetic death
  2. Haemorrhage (bleeding) both during and after the procedure
  3. Wound break down partial or complete
  4. Wound infection
  5. Bruising and swelling
  6. Seroma (pocket of fluid)
  7. Damage to other structures such as nerves, ligaments and tendons
  8. Pain
  9. Suture site reaction
  10. Clipper rash or skin reaction to surgical scrub
  11. Risk of injury on recovery post-operatively

We take precautions to minimise these risks, however on occasion complications do arise. We do offer post-operative checks at 3 and 10 days post-surgery to monitor your pets’ recovery.

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Practice information

Midland Veterinary Surgery

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    8:00am - 7:00pm
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    8:00am - 7:00pm
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    8:00am - 2:00pm
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Treetops Cattery

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    9:00am - 3:00pm
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    9:00am - 3:00pm
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    9:00am - 3:00pm
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    9:00am - 3:00pm
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655 High Road Leyton London E10 6RA
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