GluStitch® is primarily indicated for the closure of uncomplicated linear or curvilinear lacerations with little or no tissue loss. Normally GluStitch® is used in areas of low tension since the holding power of adhesive relative to sutures is about 20%. In order to ensure that dehiscence does not occur, repairs should also be secured using a tape strip across the wound.
In recent years, tissue adhesives have been used more and more often to repair simple lacerations. They are especially useful in pediatrics where we place a premium on the speed with which the laceration can be repaired while at the same time minimizing the associated pain.
Below are pictures showing the injury, glued wound and three months results.
The outcome was excellent using GluStitch®
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