The use of barbed sutures during scoliosis fusion wound closure: a quality improvement analysis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Growing evidence in the orthopaedic arthroplasty literature supports the use of running bidirectional barbed suture (barbed suture) for closure of knee arthrotomies. More rapid wound closure and suture line integrity are described as its major advantages. No studies of barbed suture for the closure of posterior spinal wounds exist. The purpose of… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3182a11eee

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