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May 1980

Skin Wound ClosureThe Effect of Various Wound Closure Methods on Susceptibility to Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Dr Stillman), Laboratory Animal Resources (Mr Bella), and Medicine (Dr Seligman), State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(5):674-675. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380050094024

• A continuous subcuticular polyglycolic acid suture with buried knots protected by a paint-on plastic dressing is shown to be resistant to surface contamination with Staphylococcus aureus in mice and is suggested to be superior to percutaneous skin sutures in infectability and to a tape closure in security.

(Arch Surg 115:674-675, 1980)