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Letters Swimming with sutures

Authors’ reply to Twoon and Ng

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 14 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6159
  1. Katherine M Browne, specialist registrar in plastic surgery1,
  2. Olive Murphy, consultant microbiologist2,
  3. A James P Clover, consultant plastic surgeon1
  1. 1Department of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland
  1. katheribrowne{at}

Twoon and Ng correctly point out that we did not explicitly investigate suture type as a contributory factor for wound infections after swimming.1 2 …

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