tissue adhesive (Dermabond) vs. adhesive (Steri) strips

13 Feb

is one better than the other for wound closure?

 

BOTTOM LINE from EP Monthly article (click through for the in-depth look):

 

Not necessarily. adhesive strips were cheaper alternative and had similar cosmetic outcomes.

Article looked at 2 small studies (100 and 49 patients), so limited data, but no statistically significant cosmetic differences per plastic/pediatric surgeons 2-3 months down the line.  

 

References: epmonthly article; referenced article 1, article 2; picture

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