Episiotomy 3.

Episiotomy 3.
Closure of the skin is done with the pattern of the operator's choice, making sure that the wound edges are securely sealed, in this perineal area prone to contamination. Supportive antibiotic treatment is indicated. The initial midline incision is closed with 2 or 3 interrupted sutures. Post-operatively, it is important to keep the patient on good footing to prevent her from spreading her legs too far laterally. The patient should be loosely hobbled at the pasterns and kept off concrete.

Seemann CW (1983)