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Staples or sutures for repair of scalp laceration in adults
  1. Kerstin Hogg, Clinical Research Fellow,
  2. Simon Carley, Specialist Registrar


    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether staples are better than sutures for scalp wound repair in adults. Altogether 42 papers were found using the reported search, of which four presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated.

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