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J Fam Pract. 2005 Apr;54(4):378.

Clinical inquiries. How does tissue adhesive compare with suturing for superficial lacerations?

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Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University, State College, PA, USA.


Tissue adhesives are effective and yield results comparable to those with conventional suturing of superficial, linear, and low-tension lacerations. The cosmetic outcome is similar; wound complications, such as infection and dehiscence, may be lower with tissue adhesives. Wound closure of superficial lacerations by tissue adhesives is quicker and less painful compared with conventional suturing (strength of recommendation: A, systematic reviews of randomized trials).

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