Plastic surgery in our hospital use 6-0 Fastgut only on eyelid and
nail-bed otherwise Chromic gut (4-0 to 6-0) due to concerns about fragility
of fast gut.
I was suggested by a colleague not to use Bacitracin with Fast gut as it
further weakens its tensile strength. Not sure if its true with other
I have seen use of steristrip that is being reinforced by Dermabond.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Richard Bruckner <
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> Wondering if anyone has any literature to support or oppose the use of
> wound adhesive as a "sterile dressing" on top of simple interrupted fast
> absorbing gut sutures?
> Anecdotally I have used it to "support" the relatively fragile 6/0 FA gut
> sutures with success.
> Rich Bruckner
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