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Wound closure techniques other than sutures Part 2


In less than three minutes, DERMABOND adhesive provides the strength of healed tissue at 7 days. A strong, flexible 3-dimensional bond makes it suitable for use in closing easily approximated incisions of many types (example—deep, short, long). Continue reading

Wound closure techniques other than sutures Part 1

Wound closure techniques have evolved from the earliest development of suturing materials to comprise resources that include synthetic sutures, absorbables, staples, tapes, and adhesive compounds. The engineering of sutures in synthetic material along with standardization of traditional materials (eg, catgut, silk) has made for superior aesthetic results. Similarly, the creation of natural glues, surgical staples, and tapes to substitute for sutures has supplemented the armamentarium of wound closure techniques. Aesthetic closure is based on knowledge of healing mechanisms and skin anatomy, as well as an appreciation of suture material and closure technique. Choosing the proper materials and wound closure technique ensures optimal healing. Continue reading