Steri-Strips Add Nothing to Sutures for Wound Closure

Adhesive strips do not improve outcomes when added to dermal suturing alone
for wound closure

Clinical Question:
Is the combination of adhesive strips and dermal suturing more effective than dermal suturing alone?

Bottom Line:
When closing a wound with dermal suturing, adhesive strips are unlikely to improve long-term appearance, but may decrease the likelihood of short-term complications. (LOE = 1b-)

Reference:
Custis T, Armstrong AW, King TH, Sharon VR, Eisen DB. Effect of adhesive strips
and dermal sutures vs dermal sutures only on wound closure: a randomized
controlled trial. JAMA Dermatol 2015;151(8):862-867.

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