TableĀ 1

Recommended suturing methods and material for the repair of dehisced perineal wounds

MethodsStandard surgical procedures for secondary suturing should be followed including wound debridement if needed
Repair of the vaginal mucosaContinuous suturing technique
Repair of the perineal muscleInterrupted sutures
Repair of the skinDepending on the length of the wound, the skin could be sutured by interrupted or subcutaneous sutures or left unsutured if the edges are approximated by suturing the underlying tissues
Recommended suture materialTo ensure standardisation of materials, the PREVIEW study team recommended standard synthetic polyglactin 910 (gauge 2/0) suture material as the material of choice