January 1976

A New Sutureless Technique for Skin Closure

Author Affiliations

From the departments of obstetrics and gynecology, Grant Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago (Dr Hasson), the Department of Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Service, University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis (Dr Nicoloff), the departments of surgery, Latter Day Saints Hospital (Dr Ford), Veterans Administration Hospital (Dr Lazarus), University of Utah, College of Medicine, Salt Lake City (Drs Ford and Lazarus), Little Company of Mary Hospital and Loyola University, Chicago (Dr O'Donoghue), and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill (Dr Powell).

Arch Surg. 1976;111(1):83-84. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360190085017

• 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)