Wound Closure Without Stitches - What are the advantages of skin and tissue adhesives?
To do that, you can use a bandage for bigger wounds. The bandage applies light pressure on the bleeding so that it will be stopped. After bleeding is no longer detected, the bandage can be removed. After that a suitable wound closure has to be applied to the skin. If it’s a small and narrow wound, a plaster will suffice which will protect the wound from infections. With this, the wound will be able to heal without interventions from the outside. If a wound is bigger, deeper, or even gaping, a simple plaster won’t do the job. To fix this, doctors often use stitches. To do this, the open skin is usually stitched up with a suitable suture material. Before stitching, the skin edges have to be aligned, so that you can only see a subtle line. After this, the wound will be stitched up with the suture material. After a few days, once the suture has healed and the skin has closed again, the stitches have to be removed. This can be uncomfortable for patients.
Practical Wound Closure with the Truglue Skin adhesive®
To avoid a suture, you can use Truglue Skin Glue®. This wound and tissue glue is made of hardening ethyl cyanoacrylate. This allows an uncomplicated wound closure without a seam being necessary. The Truglue-Skin-Adhesive® made of ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate can also be used for exciting wounds. For the support of particularly large wounds, a small seam can be placed in addition to the wound closure with the skin adhesive. The wound’s edges should be pressed together to form a subtle line before using the glue. After that, the glue has to be applied thinly onto the wound. It will dry in a couple of seconds. In order to prevent the wound adhesive from dissolving, several layers can be applied. To make sure that the skin glue sticks well, we advise to let the layers grow with each application. After one to two minutes, the Truglue Wound Adhesive® should be completely dry. You should be aware that the skin glue should only be applied to clean and sterile wounds that have stopped bleeding and aren’t moist anymore. Open skin spots on mucous membranes, skin areas which are exposed to body fluid or are strongly hairy cannot be closed with the wound adhesive. When it comes to these spots, stitching is needed.
What Advantages Come With Truglue Wound Adhesive®?
In addition to uncomplicated application, the wound adhesive offers a painless and fast wound closure. This is especially great for children, or patients that are sensitive to pain. From the economic point of view, the Truglue wound adhesive is a more favorable alternative to the wound closure with a seam. If you compare it to a classical suture, no cosmetic differences in wound healing can be detected. Infections can be avoided with a suture, or skin glue. The mobility is only slightly affected by the robust Truglue Skin Glue® made from ethyl cyanoacrylate. Even on more flexible parts of the body, the wound can be closed with this glue. Another advantage is that the patient can spare a further visit to the doctor to have his or her stitches removed. The adhesive dissolves by itself after healing.
The Truglue Skin Glue® made from ethyl cyanoacrylate is available in 3g tubes, for up to 20 applications. The "Truglue Single Dose" skin adhesive is recommended for a one-time use - the quantity is enough for a multi-layer wound closure.