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Trick of the Trade: Steristrip-suture combo for thin skin lacerations by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Lacerations of elderly patients or chronic corticosteroid users can be a challenge because they often have very thin skin. Sutures can tear through the fragile skin. Tissue adhesives may not adequately close...
Trick of the Trade: Finger nailbed laceration repair by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor of the laceration using electrocautery. Be careful not to injure the nailbed. Suture the fingernail back... lacerations are often sustained by a major crush injury, resulting in a stellate and irregular laceration...
Trick of the Trade: Tie-over dressing for scalp lacerations by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Trick of the Trade: Tie-over dressing technique After suturing a laceration in place, leave... laceration. Secure the gauze using the long tails of the sutures. After 1-2 days, the patient should cut...
Suturing by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Ok, in my minimal experience with suturing vaginas and perineums, here is what I have learned..., then you probably do not need any suture in it. A vaginal pocket (small little gap at the vaginal introitus...
Suturing vaginas and perineums by AtYourCervix Patient Expert a little bit of confidence in my ability to suture lacerations (only the ones that really need sutured, thank you very much!).  How to describe the feeling of sewing up a laceration: dive in, anchor...
Trick of the Trade: Bandaging the scalp laceration by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Scalp lacerations are one of the most common injuries which present to the Emergency Department. Applying a dry bandage over the staples or sutures can be a challenge because the tape...
Trick of the Trade: Hemostasis of finger laceration by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Lacerations of the finger can bleed quite profusely because of digital vascularity. This obscures the provider's ability to perform a careful exam and can make suturing quite difficult. Simple...
Reader Question: Suture Granuloma? My Suture’s Spitting Out! by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven and I am freaking out! When do these hellish dissolvable stitches dissolve? What in God’s name is a Suture Granuloma? Long term dissolvable sutures used underneath skin closures (you probably have Monocryl, Maxon...
That is something best determined by a physican.    My own personal opinion (which isn't worth much of anything): a lacerated liver would probably have presented far earlier than four weeks. From what I know a laceration (or...
Laser Show in the Surgical Suite -Photomedicine and Nano Suturing by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven .   The three-to-five-centimeter excisions were  closed with sutures on one side and photo­chemical tissue... and perhaps speed healing.  Perhaps sutures as we know them today could become a thing of the past in time.  BD...

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Introduction ... more severe cases may need medical attention, such as stitches (sutures) to close the wound. The most common complication which ... » Read on
What it is used for ... tines, lungs are enlarged or inflamed. Tears (lacerations) of the spleen, kidneys or liver, such as may occur ... » Read on