Exploiting the viscoelastic properties of pedal skin with the sure closure skin stretching device

David G. Armstrong, John C. Sorensen, Tod R. Bushman

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This manuscript introduces a device for harnessing the inherent viscoelastic properties of skin, to mechanically assist primary and delayed primary wound closure. The current indications, contraindications, and general use of the device are discussed. Also included is an initial series of device applications, with two case reports reviewed in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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