Jeehad Felemban, Kenan A Binyaseen, Waleed S Almalki, Fahad S Altowairqi, Amer O Sakhakhini, Ziyad I Alharbi
BACKGROUND: Wound suturing is a procedure performed by medical and surgical specialists. While there are many different suturing techniques and materials used to treat patients, the choice of which to employ depends on different variables that affect the outcome of the procedure. DESIGN AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted to provide descriptive data regarding the practice of wound closure techniques, and to develop an awareness of scar formation factors...
April 13, 2021: Journal of Public Health Research
Olivier Malard, Franck Duteille, Eric Darnis, Florent Espitalier, Pierre Perrot, Christophe Ferron, Lucie Planche, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Philippe Tessier, Martine Bellanger, Cécile Dert
BACKGROUND: Deep dermal suturing is critical for scar quality outcomes. The authors evaluated a new, fast medical device for dermal suturing, with the hypothesis of noninferiority with regard to clinical scar and cost-effectiveness. METHODS: A prospective, patient-blind, randomized, multicenter noninferiority study in 26 French hospitals was conducted. Patients were randomized 1:1 to suturing with conventional thread or a semiautomatic stapler. The Patient Scar Assessment Scale was rated at 3 months for primary endpoint effectiveness...
December 2020: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Olivier Malard, Franck Duteille, Eric Darnis, Florent Espitalier, Pierre Perrot, Christophe Ferron, Lucie Planche, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Philippe Tessier, Martine Bellanger, Cécile Dert
BACKGROUND: Deep dermal suturing is critical for scar quality outcomes. We evaluated a new fast medical device for dermal suturing, with hypothesis of non-inferiority with regard to clinical scar and cost-effectiveness. METHODS: prospective, patient-blind, randomized, multicentre noninferiority study in 26 french hospitals. Patients were randomized 1:1 to suturing with conventional thread or a semi-automatic stapler. The Patient Scar Assessment Scale (PSAS) was rated at 3 months for primary endpoint effectiveness...
September 7, 2020: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Awais Ali Khan, Shahid Majeed, Maria Shahzadi, Syed Mukarram Hussain, Mujahid Zulfiqar Ali, Khalid Siddique
OBJECTIVE: To compare polypropylene suture and skin staples for securing mesh in Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty in terms of mean operating time and postoperative pain. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Surgical Ward, Combined Military Hospital, Kharian, from August 2011 to February 2012. METHODOLOGY: All individuals fulfilling inclusion criteria underwent elective Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty as admitted patients, under spinal anaesthesia and with aseptic measures...
February 2014: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Angela Pineros-Fernandez, Lisa S Salopek, Pamela F Rodeheaver, George Rodeheaver
Wound infection is a threatening, troublesome, and costly complication contributing to increased mortality and morbidity. The methods and materials used to close a wound significantly influence the quality of the repair process and the risk of surgical site infection. Six pigs were used to evaluate the influence of four separate skin-closure modalities on the potentiation of infection in contaminated wounds. Full-thickness skin wounds on the abdomen were contaminated with S. aureus and then closed with one of four devices: a novel absorbable staple (InsorbTM) placed in the subcuticular tissue; a braided absorbable suture (VicrylTM); a monofilament absorbable suture (MonocrylTM); percutaneous metal staples...
2012: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Shin Kobayashi, Masaaki Ito, Masanori Sugito, Akihiro Kobayashi, Yusuke Nishizawa, Norio Saito
PURPOSE: This study was performed to investigate the effect of subcuticular sutures on the incidence of incisional surgical site infection (SSI) after closure of a diverting stoma. METHODS: The study was carried out as a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from 51 patients who underwent closure of diverting stoma following resections of lower rectal cancer between January 2008 and December 2008. This study attempted to determine whether there was an association between the type of skin closure and the incidence of incisional SSI...
July 2011: Surgery Today
Richard F Edlich, K Gubler, Holly S Stevens, Anne G Wallis, Jamie J Clark, Jill J Dahlstrom, Samantha K Rhoads, William B Long
During the last four decades, there have been revolutionary advances in the development of skin staples as well as tissue adhesives. One of the purposes of this collective review is to provide an overview of recent advances in the development of metal and absorbable skin staples and tissue adhesives. In addition, we will provide technical considerations in the use of metal and absorbable skin staples and tissue adhesives during surgery. On the basis of extensive experimental studies, we would recommend the Autosuture™ Multifire Premium™ metal skin stapler...
2010: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
David A Fisher, Lowell L Bengero, Brenda C Clapp, Mary Burgess
Resorbable subcuticular staples are a new way to close surgical wounds and have not been reported in the orthopedic literature. This randomized, controlled study compared a resorbable subcuticular staple system with stainless steel wound stapling in patients undergoing unilateral primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). Institutional Review Board approval and patient consent was obtained for all patients. Sixty patients (30 each group) were randomized to receive either resorbable subcuticular staples or stainless steel staples after primary THA...
September 2010: Orthopedics
Suzanne L Basha, Meredith L Rochon, Joanne N Quiñones, Kara M Coassolo, Orion A Rust, John C Smulian
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the wound complication rates and patient satisfaction for subcuticular suture vs staples for skin closure at cesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN: This was a randomized prospective trial. Subjects who underwent cesarean delivery were assigned randomly to stainless steel staples or subcuticular 4.0 Monocryl sutures. The primary outcomes were composite wound complication rate and patient satisfaction. RESULTS: A total of 435 patients were assigned randomly...
September 2010: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sero Andonian, Amin S Herati, Mohamed A Atalla, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Lee Richstone, Louis R Kavoussi
OBJECTIVES: To describe laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) donor nephrectomy procedure through a Pfannenstiel incision. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has become the standard approach in harvesting kidneys from live donors. This is usually performed through 3 ports placed in a triangular manner in addition to the Pfannenstiel incision where the kidney is removed. METHODS: Through a 5 cm Pfannenstiel incision, three 5 mm ports were placed in a triangular manner...
January 2010: Urology
Harley S Dresner, Peter A Hilger
OBJECTIVE: Incision closures should yield safe, effective healing with excellent cosmesis. Subcuticular absorbable staples may combine the advantages of subcuticular suturing with the efficiency of percutaneous stapling. This study compares absorbable subcuticular staples with percutaneous metal staples as a means of incision closure in facial rejuvenation surgery. METHODS: Sixteen patients undergoing endoscopic eyebrow-lift and/or rhytidectomy were studied. Each patient had 50% of their temporal and postauricular skin incisions closed with subcuticular staples oversewn with 5-0 plain gut and the remaining 50% closed with percutaneous metal staples...
September 2009: Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
Angela Piñeros-Fernandez, Lisa S Salopek, Pamela F Rodeheaver, David B Drake, Richard F Edlich, George T Rodeheaver
Six pigs were used to evaluate the influence of three separate modalities on contaminated wounds. Full-thickness skin wounds on the abdomen were contaminated with 10(4) or 10(5) Staphylococcus aureus and then closed with one of three methods. The three closure modalities included (1) a new absorbable staple (Insorb) placed in the subcuticular tissue, (2) a braided Vicryl suture, and (3) percutaneous metal staples. Any foreign body material implanted in tissue increases the risk of infection at that site. Wound closure always involves the use of a foreign body...
2006: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
A A Shetty, V S Kumar, C Morgan-Hough, G A Georgeu, K D James, J E Nicholl
PURPOSE: To compare 2 methods of wound closure-metallic staples or 3-0 undyed vicryl-according to postoperative wound complication rates. METHODS: Patients who underwent surgery for proximal femoral fractures were randomised to have wound closure with metallic staples or with subcuticular vicryl suture. Wounds were regularly examined postoperatively and only those with positive wound swabs were regarded as wound infections. RESULTS: Five infections and one superficial wound dehiscence occurred in the patients who had wound closure with metallic staples...
December 2004: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard F Edlich, Daniel G Becker, William B Long, Thomas M Masterson
The most frequently encountered neoplasm in the US is skin cancer. More than 600,000 new cases of malignant skin tumors are diagnosed in the US each year. One standard method of treatment of skin tumors is excisional biopsy. There are seven technical considerations involved in the excisional biopsy of skin tumors: (1) aseptic technique, (2) examination and demarcation of skin lesion, (3) skin biomechanical properties, (4) anesthesia, (5) excisional biopsy, (6) wound closure, and (7) postoperative care. The physician must use aseptic techniques and wear a cap, mask, and powder-free gloves...
2004: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
G C Zachmann, P A Foresman, T J Bill, D J Bentrem, G T Rodeheaver, R F Edlich
The most recent advance in skin sampling is the Auto Suture SQS -20 disposable stapler. It approximates and everts wound edges, placing one synthetic absorbable pin in the dermis each time the instrument handle is activated. Staple wound closure was accomplished four times faster than sutural closure of the dermis. Wounds with staple pin closure exhibit superior resistance to infection than wounds approximated by dermal sutures. Although sutures provide more immediate wound security, as measured by wound breaking strength, than dermal pins, the breaking strength of wounds subjected to either dermal pins or dermal sutures were not significantly different 14 days after wounding...
1994: Journal of Applied Biomaterials: An Official Journal of the Society for Biomaterials
J C Mullen, M J Bentley, K Mong, R Karmy-Jones, G Lemermeyer, E T Gelfand, A Koshal, D L Modry, P A Penkoske
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the rate of infection at the saphenous vein harvest site after coronary artery bypass surgery, to identify predictors of infection and to determine the best method for leg wound closure. DESIGN: A randomized clinical trial was undertaken to determine the best technique for reducing the postoperative leg wound infection rate. Patients were allocated to one of four leg wound closure methods: staples, close immediately; staples, close after protamine administration; subcuticular sutures, close immediately; and subcuticular sutures, close after protamine...
January 1999: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
G D Angelini, E G Butchart, S H Armistead, I M Breckenridge
A prospective randomised study of four different methods of leg wound skin closure after removal of the long saphenous vein was carried out in 113 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. These methods were: (1) continuous nylon vertical mattress suture (27 patients); (2) continuous subcuticular absorbable (Dexon) suture (29 patients); (3) metal skin staples (Autosuture) (27 patients); and (4) adhesive sutureless skin closure ("Op-site") (30 patients). All wounds were examined by two independent observers at five, 10, and 45 days after operation...
December 1984: Thorax
R Lundblad, H V Simensen, J N Wiig, O P Niels Grüner
This prospective randomized study included 100 patients with inguinal hernia and 66 patients operated on for acute appendicitis. In half of each group the skin was closed with a continuous subcuticular resorbable suture, and in the other half with a monofilament nylon matress suture. The patients were followed up after three weeks and again after three months. There was no obvious difference in cosmetic result between the two methods of skin closure. In the patients with inguinal hernia or non-perforated appendicitis there was no increase in postoperative infection of the wound after subcuticular suture...
April 30, 1989: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
H J Zwart, P de Ruiter
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June 1989: Netherlands Journal of Surgery
M Clayer, R T Southwood
A prospective, randomized controlled study was performed to compare skin staplers for closure of skin following hip surgery. Patients were randomized to have their skin closed with either continuous subcuticular non-absorbable polypropylene 'prolene' suture (33 patients) or metal skin staples (Autosuture 'Premium' or Davis and Geck 'Oppose'; 33 patients). All patients received prophylactic cephalosporin (Cephalothin) in pre- and postoperative antibiotic therapy. The wounds were examined daily and the presence of discharge, wound dehiscence and infection were noted...
May 1991: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
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