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Will I have staples after hip resurfacing? What will the sutures be after hip resurfacing? Staples or stitches? .

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Up to your surgeon

The choice of skin closure method is surgeon dependent.
Many surgeons use skin staples, but more and more surgeons will use sutures under the skin and a medical "superglue" with steristrips to close their surgical incisions. Ask your surgeon re the pros and cons.

In brief: Up to your surgeon

The choice of skin closure method is surgeon dependent.
Many surgeons use skin staples, but more and more surgeons will use sutures under the skin and a medical "superglue" with steristrips to close their surgical incisions. Ask your surgeon re the pros and cons.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Ask your surgeon

The skin closure is the surgeon's choice, but i would go to someone who uses dissolving suture, as i think that that reflects more careful attention.
I would recommend a total hip over a resurfacing however!

In brief: Ask your surgeon

The skin closure is the surgeon's choice, but i would go to someone who uses dissolving suture, as i think that that reflects more careful attention.
I would recommend a total hip over a resurfacing however!
Dr. John Dearborn
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