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M ost surgeons seal up incisions with sutures or staples out of repetition and routine. Cosmesis is an afterthought as their focus begins to shift to the next case. But should it be? "The scar is often the only thing patients remember about their surgeries," says Jeffrey S. Freed, MD, MPH, FACS, a clinical profes- sor in the department of surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. "I tell all my third-year medical students the same thing — don't overlook the scar." The next time a surgeon tells you there's no rea- son to stop using tried-and-true wound closure methods, let them know new alternatives provide plenty of benefits, including sending their patients home with a constant visual reminder of the cut- ting-edge care they received. 1. Cost savings Many of the wound closure products on the market are non-invasive devices such as adhesives and adhesive and tension-distributing combos or more- involved external tissue expanders. If you're like most surgical facility leaders, you want to know if adding one of these new products will save your A U G U S T 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 6 1 Jared Bilski | Managing Editor Winning Wound-Closure Solutions Innovative devices save time, minimize scarring and satisfy patients. INDELIBLE MARK Patients care a great deal about scarring and appreciate any steps taken to improve post-op cosmesis.

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