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For surgeons, there are multiple factors informing the decision of which techniques and epidermal closure materials should be used when closing specific defects in the skin. Major factors include the functionality and appearance of the scar, as well as the incidence of complications (e.g., infection, wound dehiscence, suture abscesses) among different surgical techniques. Other important considerations include the time taken to perform the closure, the cost of materials, and patient-specific factors, such as differences in postoperative care regimens and the need to return for removal of non-absorbable sutures.
KeywordsEpidermal closure Adhesive strips Polyglactin 910 Tissue adhesive Cuticular closure Group Patients Sutures
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