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Ann Plast Surg. 1990 Sep;25(3):230-3.

Ready-Stitch: a new device for the closure of skin wounds.

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St. Stephen's Hospital, London, UK.


Ready-Stitch (Med United Ltd., London, UK) is a new wound closure device that may have considerable advantages over conventional sutures in closing skin wounds. A preliminary study was carried out to ascertain the most appropriate surgical self-adhesive tape to use in the construction of Ready-Stitch. Twenty-four skin wounds were then closed with either Ready-Stitch or conventional sutures. Ready-Stitch was much preferred by patients and staff alike, produced good cosmetic results, and may reduce the incidence of wound infection and the likelihood of needle-stick injury in hospital staff.

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