A double-blinded randomised controlled trial – do subcuticular non-absorbable skin sutures have a better aesthetic outcome than skin staples in large wound closures?

@article{Agilinko2019ADR,
  title={A double-blinded randomised controlled trial – do subcuticular non-absorbable skin sutures have a better aesthetic outcome than skin staples in large wound closures?},
  author={Joshua Agilinko and Poh Tan},
  journal={GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW},
  year={2019},
  volume={8}
}
  • J. Agilinko, Poh Tan
  • Published 15 November 2019
  • Medicine
  • GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
Introduction: Traditionally, non-absorbable skin sutures (SS) have been utilised in the closure of the skin in large wounds. More recently, however, skin staples (SC) have been introduced with the aim of reducing closure time and infection rates. Method: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial in all patients undergoing elective open surgeries in a single unit, from May 2007 to May 2010. Data on patient demographics, type of surgery, methods of skin closure, rate of wound infection and… 

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