Sutures versus staples for the management of surgical wounds: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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Surgical sutures are conventionally used in skin closure of surgical wounds. Alternative wound closure techniques include staples and adhesive strips. We aimed to evaluate sutures versus staples as methods of surgical wound closure by performing a meta-analysis. We searched PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for randomized… (More)

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