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A New Sutureless Technique for Skin Closure

Harrith M. Hasson, MD; Demetre Nicoloff, MD; Clynn R. Ford, MD; Harrison Lazarus, MD; John B. O'Donoghue; J. Roger Powell, MD
Arch Surg. 1976;111(1):83-84. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360190085017.
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• A sutureless wound-closure device was used in 150 patients. The average time spent to effect skin closure was reduced; removal was easy; skin apposition was satisfactory; and patient response was favorable.

Sutureless tape closures eliminate the disadvantages of invasive skin closures. The device described provides secure tape adhesion to the skin and does not cover the wound. It can be easily applied, adjusted, and removed, in addition to serving as a protective splint to the healing wound. This method can reduce operative time of skin closure with highly satisfactory cosmetic results.

(Arch Surg 111:83-84, 1976)


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