“To stitch, or not to stitch”
Nurse Practitioner Dana Oliver discusses the uses of Dermabond, an alternative to stitches that we now provide in the office. Dermabond is as effective as 10 days of stitches and has the benefit of not requiring any needles and not requiring a trip to the emergency room.
Dermabond is not an option for lacerations that are:
1) on the scalp, the eyelid, or near the eye
2) deep or jagged
3) bleeding profusely