dermabond over steri-strips?

12 May

quick tip for laceration repair:

first apply steri-strips to approximate the wound,

then dermabond overtop the steri-strips for added strength for the closure.

 

bonus tip from personal experience: dermabond the ends of the steri-strips as well (had one drunk patient pick at the edges of the strips, which made it easier to lift-off the dermabond as well).

 

makes sense in theory (others have sutured over the steri-strips), found others who’ve tried this on a couple blogs, but otherwise the internet and PubMed are relatively bare on this potential technique

 

if you have any personal experience, or know of any sources for this use, please hit us up in the comments section.   Thanks!

 

References: blog post 1, 2, picture

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