Suture materials, 1980s

Properties, uses, and abuses

Neil Swanson, T. A. Tromovitch

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Abstract

The development of modern suture material offers the dermatologic surgeon an important choice in wound closure. This review, although prejudiced in some instances by the author's experience, likes, and dislikes, is an attempt to clarify the difference between various absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures. Properties of suture material are discussed in detail. Guidelines for choice in regard to wound healing, location of incision, and surgical needle are offered. Lastly, the use of staples in wound closure is mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-378
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume21
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Sutures
Wounds and Injuries
Wound Healing
Needles
Guidelines
Surgeons
Surgical Wound

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Swanson, N., & Tromovitch, T. A. (1982). Suture materials, 1980s: Properties, uses, and abuses. International Journal of Dermatology, 21(7), 373-378.

Suture materials, 1980s : Properties, uses, and abuses. / Swanson, Neil; Tromovitch, T. A.

In: International Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 21, No. 7, 1982, p. 373-378.

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Swanson, N & Tromovitch, TA 1982, 'Suture materials, 1980s: Properties, uses, and abuses', International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 373-378.
Swanson, Neil ; Tromovitch, T. A. / Suture materials, 1980s : Properties, uses, and abuses. In: International Journal of Dermatology. 1982 ; Vol. 21, No. 7. pp. 373-378.
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