Enhanced Cosmetic Outcome with Running Horizontal Mattress Sutures

  title={Enhanced Cosmetic Outcome with Running Horizontal Mattress Sutures},
  author={Brent R. Moody and John E. McCarthy and Jennifer Linder and George J. Hruza},
  journal={Dermatologic Surgery},
BACKGROUND Cutaneous sutures should provide good wound eversion, firm closure, and cosmetically elegant results. [] Key MethodMETHODS Fifty-five patients with facial Mohs surgery defects appropriate for primary multilayer repair were randomized into one of two arms. Either the superior or the inferior half of the wound was closed with a running horizontal mattress suture. The other half of the wound was closed with a traditional simple running suture.

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