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Quick and effective way to achieve hemostasis (e.g. scalp bleed needs to get to CT ASAP). Beats a staple every time.
Suitable for deeper high-tension wounds—acts as a “two-layer” closure
Suitable for more superficial high-tension wounds, helps approximate tissues to complete repair. Consider removing after closure is complete as does have higher theoretical risk of tissue strangulation
Effective way to approximate wound edges, can be left in or removed after closure complete
Quicker way to repair long linear lacerations
Same advantages as running but more effectively maintains tension across non-linear lacs