Do absorbable sutures exacerbate presternal scarring?

Durkaya S., Kaptanoglu M., Nadir A., Yilmaz S., Cinar Z., Dogan K.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, cilt.32, sa.4, ss.544-548, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.544-548


We investigated cosmetic outcomes of the midline sternotomy incision. A randomized clinical trial was conducted in 60 patients who underwent surgery through a midline sternotomy incision. Patients were divided into groups A (n=30) and B (n=30). In addition, the incision line was also divided into 2 regions (upper and lower halves) in each group. In group A, the upper half of the skin was closed with absorbable 4-0 braided polyglycolic acid sutures (Sentesorb(R), Boz, Ankara, Turkey), and the lower half was closed with 4-0 nonabsorbable monofilamentous polypropylene suture (Monoplene(R), Boz), and vice versa in group B. Scar width and height were measured and photographed at the 6th postoperative month.