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Retention sutures are heavy gauge percutaneous sutures, used in high tension wound closures to support primary wound closure. Typically, the term “retention suture” has been used in the general surgical literature to discuss closure of open, complex laparotomy wounds. Learn more about our bridges!
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The official collaboration between Operation Smile & SUTUREGARD® Medical Inc. Operation Smile is the most prestigious and charitable global plastic surgery organization worldwide, dedicated to improving surgical care of underprivileged peoples, with an emphasis on cleft lip and palate repair.
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Patrick Dillon is a very active man who is often in the beautiful San Juan Mountains near his SW Colorado home as a master nature photographer (as shown above). One unfortunate side effect of being outdoors at elevation with sun exposure is skin cancer risk, and one day this happened.
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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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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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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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