My surgeon attempted to install a Neurostimulator a little over a week ago. The install was a failure because he wasn't able to place the leads to get me 50% or more coverage of the pain. He removed the leads, sewed me back up and sent me on my way. I have a followup appointment with the surgeon in about a week.
Yesterday one of the incision sites was bothering me. This is when I discovered what appears to be about a half inch of surgical thread sticking out of the right side incision. I tried pulling, gently, on the thread but it doesn't give.
I always thought surgical thread "melted" away after a couple days or so? Why would the surgeon leave this thread just hanging out of the incision site?