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Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756


Purpose:

Purpose: The aims of this randomized clinical trial are: 1. to assess scar quality from the patient and surgeon perspectives 2. to assess patient comfort in the days immediately following surgery 3. to assess the time taken to complete closure in the operating room. 4. the financial benefit or cost for the institution of using Steri Strip S will also be estimated. Two closure methods will be compared, a new coaptive film device (Steri Strip S) versus standard subcuticular sutures. The linear incisions will include the standard incision segments utilized for an inverted-T closure for bilateral breast reduction and the transabdominal incision segments utilized for abdominoplasty or TRAM flap harvest. Our hypothesis is that incisions segments closed with Steri Strip S compared to standard subcuticular closure, will yield scars of better cosmetic quality, in shorter time to closure, with novice and expert surgeons, for both bilateral breast reduction and abdominoplasty surgical procedures.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients are eligible for enrollment if they agree to provide informed consent, are at least 18 years of age, in generally good health, and available for follow-up in the 5-7 month time frame. Exclusion Criteria: - Women known to be pregnant, minors, patients potentially incompetent to provide informed consent or complete the surveys described in our protocol will be excluded from this trial.


NCT ID:

NCT00727025


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Carolyn L Kerrigan, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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