Wound Closure

Since the earliest use of suturing materials, wound closure techniques have grown at a fast pace that led to the development of absorbable sutures, staples, tapes, synthetic sutures and adhesive compounds to bind the injury or surgical incision. Aesthetic closure of traumatic or surgically induced wound is based on the healing mechanisms and skin anatomy as well as the selection of suture material and closure technique. Surgical wound closure helps the biological healing process by joining the wound edges. It is very crucial to choose the proper materials and closure techniques to ensure optimal healing. At HPFY, we offer a wide range of wound closures from various top-selling manufacturers like 3M, Mckesson, Medline, Covidien, etc.

Aids for Wound Closure

Skin Closure Strips:

Surgical tape strips that are used to close small wounds are called wound closure strips. These strips are applied across a wound or laceration such that it pulls the surrounding skin on either side of the wound together. Small injuries can be closed using wound closure strips because they lessen scarring and are easier to care for. Try the 3M Steri-Strip Blend Tone Skin Closures for wound closures.

Laceration Tray:

These are sterile, single-use surgical kits made with latex free instruments and components, used for suturing surgical incisions or wounds. Laceration trays consist of all the things required for sutures like the McKesson Sterile Laceration Tray With Instruments.

Suture Removers:

These are sterile forceps (tongs or pincers) that are used to pick up the knot of each suture, following which the surgical scissors are used to cut the suture. Forceps are then used to remove the loosened suture and remove the thread from the skin. HPFY also offers Skin adhesive applicators, debridement kits and staple removers that aid in wound closure and eventually wound healing.

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Types of Wound Closure Techniques

  • Primary Closure – When wound closure is undertaken immediately after the injury before the formation of granulation tissue it is referred to as primary closure or healing by primary intention. Closure by primary intent leads to faster healing and the best cosmetic result in most cases. Wounds that heal after a primary closure usually have a small, clean defect. Primary closure is mostly used for surgical incisions, paper cuts and small cutaneous wounds.

  • Secondary Closure – This strategy allows wounds to heal on their own without primary closure Secondary wound closure is also called known as healing by secondary intention and is generally undertaken for healing of a wound in which the wound edges cannot be defined. Secondary closure is used for wounds like small partial thickness avulsions and fingertip amputations.

  • Delayed Primary Closure – Delayed primary closure is known as healing by tertiary intention. It is a combination of primary and secondary intention wound healing and is usually instigated by the wound care specialist in order to reduce the risk of infection. Wounds like traumatic injuries such as dog bites or lacerations involving foreign bodies are best healed with Delayed Primary Closure