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SUTUREGARD® Medical, Inc is pleased to announce that it will be presenting at the MEDICA International Trade Fair. The fair, which runs from 18 to 21 November in Düsseldorf, Germany, will present a platform for more than 5,000 exhibitors to display innovative products and ideas. It is a vital opportunity for the company to showcase the SUTUREGARD® ISR Retention Suture Device, a patented technology that aids in surgical closure of high-tension wounds through rapid tissue expansion.
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By: Dan Ladizinsky, MD, CEO, SUTUREGARD Medical, Retired Board Certification in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, with Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, Former Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Undermining is a surgical technique that mechanically separates the skin & superficial subcutaneous fat as one layer, away from its underlying soft tissues. Undermining can be done in a superficial or deep subcutaneous plane if you want to learn more about why not to us...
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A basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is one of the most common skin cancers. Every year, there are over 4 million BCC diagnosed in the United States. While BCC is very common, it rarely spreads to internal organs or lymph nodes. However, it can be locally destructive and invade the tissue around it.
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A surgical wound can be managed in many ways. The choice of management varies depending on body location, size, & depth of wound, underlying structures, & patient health. The most simple & effective method of primary wound closure is linear closure. To learn more about wound closure, read more.
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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common skin cancer. While basal cell carcinoma (BCC) rarely spreads to internal organs, SCC can spread to lymph nodes & internal organs. Much like BCC, SCC is associated with ultraviolet light damage & is more common in fair-skinned individuals.
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How many times have you done an elliptical excision, and the postoperative scar result is widened at the center, despite your excellent technique? We accept this as the status quo. Of course, the scar result was wide at the center. That was the point of highest tension at the time of the closure. Let’s take a step back though. While this may be an “acceptable result”, can’t we do better?
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Stress-relaxation is a corollary of the more common term, “creep”. When skin is put under force or tension by internal or external tissue expanding “devices”, it stretches (creeps). There are two forms of creep: mechanical and biological.
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How many times have you done an elliptical excision, and the postoperative scar result is widened at the center, despite your excellent technique? We accept this as the status quo. Of course, the scar result was wide at the center. That was the point of highest tension at the time of the closure. Let’s take a step back though.
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This is a frequent question that is posed to me by my Mohs fellows. First off, by "deep sutures" I am referring to absorbable sutures placed in the dermis of a wound closure. It is traditionally thought these sutures will be provide support to a healing wound longer than the superficial staples or sutures. Anticipated benefits would be less wound dehiscence and improved scar cosmesis.
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Skip the scalp flap or graft with the SUTUREGARD® Rapid Interaoperative Tissue Expansion (RITE) Device.
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