• 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)
Webster RC, McCollough EG, Giandello PR, Smith RC. Skin Wound Approximation With New Absorbable Suture Material. Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(8):517–519. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800100065008
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