Surgery: Before, During, & After –
Common Elements You Should Know About
Skin Closure Methods
Closing the skin after a surgery is done in layers. The deep closure involves a series of separate stitches and knots – interrupted stitching. The outer layer of the skin can be drawn together with a single running subcuticular stitch that disappears below the skin as the closure progresses. Dermabond is very similar to superglue. It can provide both an outer closure layer and a simple wound dressing that does not require bandages.