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Intraoperative Complications in Dermatologic Surgery: What To Do STAT
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by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
During the 2022 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, Dr. James Spencer (ODAC conference chair emeritus, former director of Mohs surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology) gave us a critical talk on effectively managing intraoperative surgical complications. This was seriously a talk …
The Pinch Stitch: A Pearl for Suturing Wounds Under Tension
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by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Closing defects under tension in areas such as the scalp and back may be challenging during dermatologic surgery. Different techniques have been advocated to ease the placement of the first deep suture under tension, including the slip-knot stitch, pully stitch, horizontal mattress suture, pulley set-back dermal suture, and tandem pulley stitch. INTRODUCTION Closing defects under tension in …