Kee-Hak Lim1* and Leslie Weiser2
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts Medical School, Harvard Medical School, USA 2Department of Developmental Biopsychiatry Research, Mclean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USAFulltext PDF
We performed a prospective study comparing the effectiveness of skin staples vs. Close Rite, a novel skin closure device, in closing the skin incision during cesarean section. Nine women were enrolled in the study. Half of the incision in each patient was closed using skin staples and the other half, Close Rite. The result showed that all incisions were successfully closed using Close Rite without infection, bleeding or wound separation. Compared to the side closed with skin staples, there were no differences in patient satisfaction or pain scale. From this we conclude that Close Rite is an effective wound closing device and can be used safely to close surgical incisions.
Lim K-H, Weiser L. The Efficacy of the Close Rite™ System in Preventing Wound Separation during Healing. J Surg Tech Proced. 2020;4(2):1037..