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Suture choice and other methods of skin closure

Julio Hochberg, Kathleen M Meyer, Michael D Marion
Surgical Clinics of North America 2009, 89 (3): 627-41
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Suture application varies for different tissues, different patients, and different circumstances. The large array of new sutures, staples, tapes, and topical adhesives can make the proper choice for closure a challenge. This review of the available materials for skin closure, and their biomechanical properties, advantages, and disadvantages, creates a structure for better understanding of the limitations, indications, and numerous choices to be considered before choosing a suture material.

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