Skin closure using simple interrupted and continuous subcuticular nylon sutures: a comparison of results

Loo, J.T. and Md Razif, M.A. (2003) Skin closure using simple interrupted and continuous subcuticular nylon sutures: a comparison of results. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 8 (1). pp. 56-60. ISSN 1823-7339

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Official URL: https://jummec.um.edu.my/article/view/4530

Abstract

Skin closure using simple interrupted nylon sutures was compared with closure using subcuticular nylon sutures in 80 consecutive patients undergoing semiemergency surgery, involving open reduction and internal fixation of either the forearm bones or femur. The simple interrupted technique was shown to be slower than the subcuticular technique with higher early postoperative wound complication rate. It may use an extra packet of sutures particularly if the average wound length is 19.8 cm. There is, however, no statistical difference demonstrated for the late scar complaints or subjective and objective scoring of cosmetic outcomes six months after the surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simple interrupted; subcuticular; skin closure; nylon; cosmetic outcome
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 00:23
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 00:23
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24413

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