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Post operation from TFCC repair. Feel undissolved suture under scars. Suture logged underneath tendon. Suggest?

Hello Doctor, my name is Kate and I am 21 years old. I am 4 months post op from a TFCC repair and still have undissolved sutures that I can feel under the scars. I have been in quite a deal of pain since yesterday and my loval GP (I couldn t get an appointment with my surgeon) seems to think that the suture is lodged underneath a tendon which is what is causing the pain. She said it should be removed. I am wondering if that is what it could be and what procedure will be used to remove it as I do not like the idea of being awake when the surgeon goes looking for this suture! Many thanks, Kate.
Asked On : Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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As you told about TFCC repair. Usually this is done by non absorbable sutures. What you are feeling. No need to remove it. If its very inconvinient then under local anesthesia ( Lignocaine 2%) 5ml approx a skin incision is repeated and irriation part of suture should be removed. Don't worry no one do it without injecting local anesthetic agent.
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