Barbed Suture as a Treatment Approach in Complex Degloving Injuries.

Abstract

In the late 19th century, French physician Morel-Lavallée was challenged with a group of patients who sustained similar patterns of degloving injuries, which today carry his eponym. In 1853, he reported a series of cases as well as proposed strategies for the management of these complex degloving injuries. Treatment strategies have not varied significantly over the years, and these lesions continue to plague surgeons today with failure rates in excess of 50%. We present 2 case series using barbed suture in the management of these complex injuries.

DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000725

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@article{Boudreault2016BarbedSA, title={Barbed Suture as a Treatment Approach in Complex Degloving Injuries.}, author={David Jean-Guy Boudreault and Sam H Lance and J. A. Alvarez Garc{\'i}a}, journal={Annals of plastic surgery}, year={2016}, volume={76 Suppl 3}, pages={S155-7} }