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Staples Increase Infection Risk???

ernurseeernurse Posts: 790
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello, just a link to an online journal again. I realize this review was done on hip surgeries, but is interesting to read. Basically concludes that patients are more likely to have a superficial postop infection if staples were used. Just an interesting statistic from a credible online journal. Don't panic if your doc uses staples, just something to be aware of. Sometimes docs will give you a choice between external sutures(stitches), dermabond(glue), or staples.



  • Thanks for the article. Dermabond rocks. My scar is beautiful and straight and no ugly pokey holes around it. LOL. I have gotten an infection after every surgery no matter what they close me up with. Just my lucky stars apparently.

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