hair apposition

hair apposition

closure across the wound surface in a hairy area by tying or gluing hair strands from each side of the wound.
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A randomized controlled trial comparing the hair apposition technique with tissue glue to standard suturing in scalp lacerations (HAT study).
The search for a less invasive means of wound closure led the authors to develop the hair apposition technique.
In a concealed fashion, 93 patients were randomized to suturing and 96 patients to the hair apposition technique.
Two patients were randomized to the suture group but were treated with the hair apposition technique because of protocol noncompliance.
RESULTS Overall, complications were reduced by the hair apposition technique (7.
In the Hair Apposition Technique (HAT), a laceration is closed by bringing together hair from both sides of the wound, twisting it, and securing it with tissue adhesive.