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December 1974

Mechanized Skin Suturing

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles (Drs. Samuels and Katz), and the Surgical Service, St. Joseph Hospital, Burbank, Calif (Dr. Darrow).

Arch Surg. 1974;109(6):838-839. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360060104030

Skin suturing has been mechanized by substituting fixation of suture ends in aluminum clasps instead of tying the suture ends together. Application of clasps and cutting of sutures are simultaneous, making this method more rapid than conventional suturing. Circumferential compression of the skin by the suture is eliminated.

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