I keep a little, ever-expanding note on my phone where I jot down little morsels of goodness that I pick up while listening to or reading one of the many excellent sites/podcasts in the useful resource section.
I’ll try and transfer them here for your enlightenment.
From this journal article:
SUTURE/STERI-STRIP COMBINATION FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF LACERATIONS IN THIN-SKINNED INDIVIDUALS The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 322–323, 2011 PMID 20880653
Wounds on the skin of elderly folk on steroids are tough. Well they’re tough to fix at least. We all probably know that suturing is often not a good idea. But there are definitely places where you think a stitch or two would really help.
These guys suggest:
- Approximate the wound edges with steristrips as normal
- suture through the steristrips
From the paper: