Some of you wondered to see that the veterinarian had closed my section with some glue during my spay. Here are some precision :
- The suture with glue began to be used in the 1960s shortly after the discovery of the glue cyanoacrylate.
- This glue has a very high adhesive power, and its residues are totally biocompatible.
- It’s liquid and polymerizes in the contact of water (in my case, the water contained in my skin) to form a flexible film.
- Various formulae of cyanoacrylate glue were developed for a purely medical use : better support, ease of use, flexibility raised once polymerized.
- We use this glue to close small little deep wounds.
Our veterinarian uses it since a few years for the cutaneous sutures of sterilization of cats and for the cutaneous sutures of small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, …). For the sterilizations, he makes an abdominal suture with thread, then closes the skin over with the glue.
- The suture with glue avoids that I pull or chew away my sutures.
- The film of glue forms a coat of protection against bacteria and other dirts.
- The scar is a little less attractive at the beginning, although the final result is identical to that of a suture with thread : that, it’s true, we would have said that I had a relief human navel ! But now, I have again a beautiful small belly (hair are only still missing).
- If the wound must be reopened, it is not practical of the whole.