A novel technique in securing the subcuticular suture—“Loop & Lock” technique

A novel technique in securing the subcuticular suture—“Loop & Lock” technique There are various ways to secure a buried subcuticular suture, but most techniques present problems with excess knot material buried within the wound, a steep learning curve in mastering the technique or limited resistance to pull-through. A novel technique to secure a buried subcuticular suture is described in this report. This technique is simple to master and can secure excellent approximation of the wound with good eversion. Resistance to pull through is observed in clinical applications in repairs of surgical wounds on trunks and limbs. We present the experience of one author (GSR) on about 1,000 patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A novel technique in securing the subcuticular suture—“Loop & Lock” technique

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-009-0390-z
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Abstract

There are various ways to secure a buried subcuticular suture, but most techniques present problems with excess knot material buried within the wound, a steep learning curve in mastering the technique or limited resistance to pull-through. A novel technique to secure a buried subcuticular suture is described in this report. This technique is simple to master and can secure excellent approximation of the wound with good eversion. Resistance to pull through is observed in clinical applications in repairs of surgical wounds on trunks and limbs. We present the experience of one author (GSR) on about 1,000 patients.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 1, 2010

References

  • Adhesive bonds or percutaneous absorbable suture for closure of surgical wounds in children
    Ende, ED; Vriensa, PWHE; Allemaa, JH; Breslaua, PJ
  • Knot-free subcuticular suture
    St. John, PHM
  • Simplified method of subcuticular skin closure
    Ranaboldo, C

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