Research Article| Volume 40, ISSUE 6, P582-587, November 1987

Wound closure by skin traction: an application of tissue expansion

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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.


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