Set-back Suture Versus Traditional Vertical Mattress Suture
|Basal Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Carcinoma Melanoma||Procedure: Set-back suture Procedure: Vertical mattress suture|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (masked roles unspecified)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Comparing Wound Eversion and Clinical Outcomes in Surgical Wound Repair With Subcuticular Set-back Versus Traditional Vertical Mattress Suturing Techniques|
- Mean of sum of 2 blinded reviewers Physician Observer Assessment scores [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
Compare the functional and cosmetic outcomes of the two sutured halves of each scar at 3 months follow-up as follows:
a. Use a previously validated scar assessment scale called the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale, specifically the averaged sum of the total score of 2 blinded observers.
- Scar width [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Width of scar in millimeters for each side of scar measured 1 cm from the midline.
- Height of scar immediately following wound closure [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]Height of each side of the wound will be measured 1 cm from the midpoint of the wound in millimeters
|Study Start Date:||August 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Set-back suture
Wound to be close by set-back suture technique.
|Procedure: Set-back suture|
Active Comparator: Vertical mattress suture technique
Wound to be closed by vertical mattress technique.
|Procedure: Vertical mattress suture|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01773447
|United States, California|
|UC Davis, Department of Dermatology|
|Sacramento, California, United States, 95816|
|Principal Investigator:||Daniel Eisen, M.D.||University of California, Davis|