• 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)
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