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Staples or sutures in children with scalp lacerations
  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 children. Eight papers were found using the reported search, of which one 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 this paper are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated.

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