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Suture choice and other methods of skin closure.

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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