Absorbable Versus Nonabsorbable Sutures for Skin Closure: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Xu B., Xu B., Wang L., Chen C., Yilmaz T. U. , Zheng W., ...More

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.76, no.5, pp.598-606, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0000000000000418
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.598-606


Background Prior studies focused on skin closure using absorbable or nonabsorbable sutures involved small samples and produced conflicting results. The optimal method of skin closure still remains unclear.