AffiliationSt. James's Hospital, Dublin.
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CitationComparison of suture types in the closure of scalp wounds. 2011, 19 (3):34-9 Emerg Nurse
JournalEmergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
AbstractInnovation in practice can benefit patients and healthcare providers but must be evidence based. This article describes a quantitative study of whether absorbable sutures are as beneficial as non-absorbable sutures in the management of simple scalp lacerations in adults. The results suggest that absorbable sutures can provide the same cosmetic and functional results as non-absorbable sutures. Their use can also reduce patient returns and save money and resources.
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