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August 1985

Skin Wound Approximation With New Absorbable Suture Material

Author Affiliations

From the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston (Dr Webster); the University of Alabama, Birmingham (Dr McCollough); and Plastic, Aesthetic, and Cosmetic Surgery PC, Brookline, Mass (Messrs Giandello and Smith).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(8):517-519. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800100065008

• A new rapid strength loss catgut suture material can be used for skin closures in wounds of the face and body. Seventy-six comparisons were made under controlled conditions between the new material and one formerly recommended. The new material was used in 588 other wounds as well. It is concluded that the new material is superior to the other in several important ways.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:517-519)

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