A randomised controlled trial of absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures for skin closure after open carpal tunnel release.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/239992
Title:
A randomised controlled trial of absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures for skin closure after open carpal tunnel release.
Authors:
Theopold, C; Potter, S; Dempsey, M; O'Shaughnessy, M
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Republic of Ireland. theopold@doctors.org.uk
Citation:
A randomised controlled trial of absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures for skin closure after open carpal tunnel release. 2012, 37 (4):350-3 J Hand Surg Eur Vol
Journal:
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume
Issue Date:
May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/239992
DOI:
10.1177/1753193411422334
PubMed ID:
21987279
Abstract:
We compared the aesthetic outcome of scars after closure of open carpal tunnel incisions with either absorbable 4-0 Vicryl Rapide or non-absorbable 4-0 Novafil. Patients were recruited in a randomized controlled trial and scars were scored at 6 weeks using a modified Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale. Scores demonstrated differences only for pain, vascularity and cross-hatching between both groups, though none of these were statistically significant. The dissolving and falling out of Vicryl Rapide was significantly more comfortable than removal of 4-0 Novafil sutures, assessed on a numerical analogue scale. There was no difference in infection rate between both study groups, supporting overall the use of Vicryl Rapide for the closure of palmar hand incisions, in light of the convenience and cost savings associated with absorbable sutures.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Absorbable Implants; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Cicatrix; Hand; Humans; Pain Measurement; Polyesters; Polyglactin 910; Skin; Sutures
ISSN:
2043-6289

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTheopold, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPotter, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDempsey, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shaughnessy, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T08:24:27Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-27T08:24:27Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.identifier.citationA randomised controlled trial of absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures for skin closure after open carpal tunnel release. 2012, 37 (4):350-3 J Hand Surg Eur Volen_GB
dc.identifier.issn2043-6289-
dc.identifier.pmid21987279-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1753193411422334-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/239992-
dc.description.abstractWe compared the aesthetic outcome of scars after closure of open carpal tunnel incisions with either absorbable 4-0 Vicryl Rapide or non-absorbable 4-0 Novafil. Patients were recruited in a randomized controlled trial and scars were scored at 6 weeks using a modified Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale. Scores demonstrated differences only for pain, vascularity and cross-hatching between both groups, though none of these were statistically significant. The dissolving and falling out of Vicryl Rapide was significantly more comfortable than removal of 4-0 Novafil sutures, assessed on a numerical analogue scale. There was no difference in infection rate between both study groups, supporting overall the use of Vicryl Rapide for the closure of palmar hand incisions, in light of the convenience and cost savings associated with absorbable sutures.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Journal of hand surgery, European volumeen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbsorbable Implants-
dc.subject.meshCarpal Tunnel Syndrome-
dc.subject.meshCicatrix-
dc.subject.meshHand-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPain Measurement-
dc.subject.meshPolyesters-
dc.subject.meshPolyglactin 910-
dc.subject.meshSkin-
dc.subject.meshSutures-
dc.titleA randomised controlled trial of absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures for skin closure after open carpal tunnel release.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Republic of Ireland. theopold@doctors.org.uken_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hand surgery, European volumeen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
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