Provider Prepared’s Weekly Pearl of Wound Wisdom #13 Staples of Life
Lacerations in the scalp, trunk, and extremities are well managed with staples. Lacerations upon the face, neck, hands and feet should not be closed with staples.
Scalp lacerations in particular, are well suited for closure with staples. Randomized trials have shown that scalp wounds closed with staples have similar infection rates, healing time,and cosmesis compared to sutures.
Lipsett, SU, et al. Closure of minor skin wounds with staples. UpToDate Sep 2017.
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Nathan Whittaker, MD
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