I was told that the 3M unit costs cca $ 3-4, versus a suture set with
suture runs 10 times as much.
I would never use staples to the face for obvious cosmetic reasons.
I use Q-tips for help with stapeling and a pair of gloves.
Removing the staples is indeed a minor problem- no pediatrician in this
area has the staple removal kit. Giving it to the patient sounds like an
excellent idea. I usually instruct them to return for removal to one of
our own urgent care clinics...
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