Suture Granuloma in Body Contouring Surgery
Skin Laxity of Abdomen, Thighs, Chest, Back, and Neck
Device: Absorbable sutures
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Study Start Date:||February 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Bariatric surgery has evolved as an effective treatment for morbid obesity, inducing rapid and predictable weight loss within a period of 12 to 18 months following surgery. Consequently, body contouring after weight loss is emerging as the fastest growing field of plastic surgery. Patients seek consultation with a plastic surgeon to correct skin laxity of the abdomen, thighs, chest, back, and neck.
A major problem in body contourinig is the extrusion of absorbable suture material used for dermal closure. Long incisions and high tension inherent to body contouring surgery mandate a secure dermal closure. While absorbable sutures are preferred, they can result in suture granuloma and extrusion.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00223132
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15261|
|Study Director:||Donna Doran||Medtronic - MITG|