Techniques for Cutaneous Sutured Closures: Variants and Indications

Beth Adams, Jamshaid Anwar, David A. Wrone, Murad Alam*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many different suture techniques are routinely used by cutaneous surgeons for the closure of surgical wounds. This paper reviews several common suture techniques and their associated subtypes. In particular, for each technique, we discuss the method for placement, generally accepted indications, controversies regarding utility, and objective evidence of efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-316
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)
  • Dermatology


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