Do sutures for skin closure after cesarean delivery decrease the risk of wound infection and wound morbidity compared with staples in postpartum women who are not significantly immunosuppressed?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

Sutured skin closure after cesarean section decreases the risk of wound separation compared with staple closure (relative risk [RR] 0.29) with no difference in the risk of wound infection, seromas, hematomas, cosmesis, or pain (SOR: B, meta-analyses of RCTs).

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