Aaron Filler, MD, PhD

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Closing and Sealing the Surgery Site

Surgery: Before, During, & After –
Common Elements You Should Know About

Chapter 12

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.

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