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Table 3 Localisation of incision, suture technique and suture characteristics in 50 adult and 50 paediatric patients (children) undergoing cutaneous wound closure with Novosyn® Quick

From: Prospective international multicenter observational study of Novosyn® Quick for skin closures in adults and children (SKINNOQ)

  Adults Children
N % N %
Incision site
 Body - frontal
  Inguinal 3 6% 47 94%
  Abdominal 35 70%   
  Umbilical 12 24% 1 2%
 Suture line
  Transversal 40 80% 48 96%
  Longitudinal 10 20%   
 Body - dorsal
  Lumbo-sacral    1 2%
  Left infrascapular    1 2%
 Suture line
  Oblique    2 4%
 Suture technique Skin
  Continuous 5 10% 49 98%
  Interrupted 45 90% 1 2%
 Subcutaneous tissue
  Sutures applied 41 82% 42 84%
USP Size Needle characteristic     
 3/0 DSMP 48 96%   
 4/0 DSMP 2 4%   
 5/0 DSMP    50 100%
Number of threads used
 1 27 54% 46 92%
 2 22 44% 3 6%
 3    1 2%
 4 1 2%   
Number of threads used, median (range) 1 (1–4) 1 (1–3)
Length of incision, median (range), (cm) 5.5 (2–16) 2.5 (1.5–4)
  1. N Numbers, % Frequency, USP United States Pharmacopeia, DSMP Needle angel of curvature (D) - 3/8 circle; body type (S) - cutting needle; point type (MP) - micro-point precision