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The Effect of Wound Edge Eversion on Cosmesis

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Adam Singer, Stony Brook University Identifier:
First received: March 28, 2009
Last updated: May 28, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
Aesthetic appearance of repaired incisions is very important to surgical patients. It has been stated that if the edges of a wound are closed in such a manner that will result in eversion, or pouting of the edges that the end cosmetic result will be superior when compared to wound edges that are simply approximated. The purpose of this study is to compare cosmetic outcomes of incisions that are closed with everted edges to those in which the edges are simply approximated.

Condition Intervention
Surgical Incisions Procedure: Eversion Procedure: Approximation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: The Effect of Wound Edge Eversion on Cosmesis

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Further study details as provided by Adam Singer, Stony Brook University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cosmetic result of surgical incision as measured by VAS scale [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cosmetic Results as measured by the Stony Brook Scar Scale [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Procedure: Eversion
Surgical incisions will be closed in such a manner so as to evert the wound edges.
Other Name: mattress sutures
Active Comparator: 2 Procedure: Approximation
Surgical incisions will be closed in such a manner so that wound edges are approximated exactly, i.e. without eversion.
Other Name: simple suture

Detailed Description:
Surgical incisions will be split into two halfs and each half will be randomized to standard or everting sutures. 3 months later the cosmetic outcome of the healed wounds will be determined using a validated scar evaluation scale.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age over 18.
  • able to consent.
  • scheduled for elective plastic or cardiothoracic surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of keloids, hypertrophic scarring, diabetes, or peripheral vascular disease.
  • those requiring systemic steroids or undergoing chemotherapy, and those unable or unwilling to consent.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00872638

United States, New York
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stony Brook University
Principal Investigator: Adam Singer, MD Stony Brook University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Adam Singer, research director, Stony Brook University Identifier: NCT00872638     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20076828
Study First Received: March 28, 2009
Last Updated: May 28, 2015

Keywords provided by Adam Singer, Stony Brook University:
wound edge eversion
cosmetic outcomes
surgical incisions processed this record on August 17, 2017