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A speedy and simple technique of wound closure for use with multiple casualties is described. K wires are passed through the skin on either side of the wound and these are connected across the wound by silver wire. Daily twisting of the silver wire slowly approximates the wound edges to healing.
- The physical properties of skin.in: Converse J. Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. 2nd edition. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia1977
Accepted: March 24, 1987
Received: February 26, 1987
© 1987 The Trustees of British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc.