Continuous versus interrupted sutures for facial surgery repair: a randomized prospective study.

@article{Blouin2015ContinuousVI,
  title={Continuous versus interrupted sutures for facial surgery repair: a randomized prospective study.},
  author={Marie-Mich{\`e}le Blouin and Mohammed I Al Jasser and Arko Demanczuk and Jonathan Berkowitz and David M Zloty},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={919-28}
}
BACKGROUND The cosmetic appearance of a facial scar is a concern for patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). Although suturing technique may influence scar cosmesis, few studies have been published comparing suturing methods for MMS repair. OBJECTIVE To compare the cosmetic appearance of facial MMS scars sutured with either continuous or interrupted percutaneous nylon sutures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with facial MMS defects were randomized to have half their scar sutured… CONTINUE READING
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