Letters Sutures versus staples

Conclusions are uncertain

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2628 (Published 18 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2628
  1. Thomas A Ball, specialty registrar in trauma and orthopaedics1
  1. 1Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust, Exeter EX2 5DW
  1. tomball{at}doctors.org.uk

    In their meta-analysis on sutures v staples for skin closure in orthopaedic surgery, Smith and colleagues give the relative risk of wound infection, rather than the absolute risk reduction, which is more relevant …

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