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Does alternating silicone sheets with silicone gel yield a better scar reduction than using silicone sheets or silicone gel alone?

ScarAway's packaging mentions (ScarAway is one of the main brands for silicone gels and silicone sheets in the United States): For best results: Use as part of a complete scar treatment regimen, ...
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When performing a vasectomy with cautery combined with fascial interposition, is it preferable to use dissolving sutures or a clip?

According to https://vasectomie.net/Vasectomy_AUA_guideline.pdf: The panel does not advocate the omission of FI (fascial interposition) in performing open ended vasectomy with MC (mucosal cautery). ...
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Suture types (layman question)

I hope it's okay to ask a layman question here. I am translating one of the episodes of Grey's Anatomy (S5E9) and came upon this dialogue: Dr. Bailey: OK, yeah, that's right. Grey, tie it off ...
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That famous Vivien Thomas suture - what was it?

Does anyone know what sort of stitch Vivien Thomas used that prompted the remark from Blalock, "this looks like something the Lord made?" How closely does the modern atrial septectomy resemble Vivien ...
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Can any wound be sutured?

Basically, it is the broader question for this problem. Stitching is, simply put, just joining body tissues together after an injury or surgery. As any wound has wound margin, isn't it possible to ...
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Allergy to Vicryl Sutures

strong text Can a person be allergic to Vicryl sutures used internally as part of surgery? I had carpal tunnel surgery and the surgeon used Vicryl sutures inside my hand. After the surgeon removed ...
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What is the safe temperature range for nylon sutures?

I got one of my teeth extracted. The dentist applied a suture using a nylon string. I've been advised to not eat hot food because the suture would melt. Now I'm wondering what is the maximum safe ...
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How does a skull mend after a surgery?

After a craniotomy, a large piece of a man's skull may be removed. That bone piece has to be put back, right? How to fix it and the bone piece can join the skull normally as it used to be? There ...
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Average Number of Sutures per E.R. visit

I'm trying to gather data for a bioengineering project, but I'm finding difficulty locating the statistic of the average number of sutures per visit, for E.R.'s. Does anyone know how to find this data?...