Absorbable suture for facial skin-wound closure does it right the first time

Feb 01, 2004, 5:00am

Panama City, Fla.-The suture material of choice for skin closure of reconstructive surgery wounds of the face and neck in adult patients is coated irradiated polyglactin 910 (Vicryl Rapide, Ethicon) for G. Joseph Parell, M.D. He reports it achieves solid cosmetic results that won't need further repair.