Bud's Common and Simples - Superficial Laceration Repair of Thin and Fragile Skin

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As a person ages, their skin loses elasticity, firmness, and thickness.  All these factors make thin and frail skin more likely to tear - and also more difficult to suture or staple.  Dr. George "Bud" Higgins demonstrates a unique technique to close these troublesome lacerations.

 

 

Posted by Jeffrey A. Holmes, MD