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Knotless, absorbable sutures best staples for postcesarean skin closure

Key clinical point: Mean surgical time was 6 minutes shorter with knotless, absorbable sutures.

Major finding: For women whose skin incisions were closed with knotless sutures, mean surgical time was 38 minutes; for women who received staples, mean surgical time was 44 minutes (P less than .001).

Study details: A retrospective, single-center study of 2,173 elective cesarean deliveries.

Disclosures: The authors reported no outside sources of funding and no conflicts of interest.


Bleicher I et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jan. 220;1:S622, Abstract 966.