A Novel skin closure device fastens the time of closure of o
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New technologies are being developed to optimise healing of surgical incisions. BandGrip (US) is a micro-anchor skin closure device that replaces the need for subcuticular suturing and further dressing. The purpose of this study is to perform a matched cohort analysis comparing time to closure of surgical incisions between sutures and the novel skin closure device.

Patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery underwent skin closure with either conventional sutures or the novel skin closure device. Patients were divided into three groups according to their procedural incisions: anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR); simple arthroscopy; and general incisions. Patients who underwent closure of their surgical incision with the novel skin closure device were matched with patients undergoing superficial closure with sutures. Statistical analysis was performed to compare time to closure per centimetre of skin incision between the groups. A total of 86 patients were included in the study.

Results:
--Overall mean time to closure using the novel skin closure device was less than with sutures (8.6 seconds/cm versus 42.8 seconds/cm, respectively).

--Mean time to closure for ACLR incisions was 3.7 seconds/cm using the novel skin closure device and 35.5 seconds/cm using sutures.

-- Mean time to closure for simple arthroscopy portals was 19 seconds/cm using the novel skin closure device and 47.6 seconds/cm using sutures.

Conclusively, BandGrip is a novel skin closure device that allows for efficient surgical incision closure. Time to surgical skin incision closure is significantly less with the use of the novel skin closure device when compared with conventional sutures.

Source: https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/jowc.2021.30.2.130?rfr_dat=cr_pub++0pubmed&url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&
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