Paediatric Lacerations



Did you know you can use rapidly absorbing sutures for facial lacerations (lac) in kids?

If you have ever had to wrangle a 3-6 year old to take out barely visible 6.0 sutures from a well healed facial lac repair…you are going to want to change to absorbable (especially on the face). The face in children has amazing vascular and healing properties. The lac only needs to be “held together” for a short period of time. The parents also LOVE not having to return to the ED for suture removal.

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