Recipient(s) will receive an email with a link to 'Scalp Repair Techniques' and will have access to the topic for 7 days.
Subject: Scalp Repair Techniques
(Optional message may have a maximum of 1000 characters.)
The standard instruments
used for office surgery are also used for scalp repair
techniques (see Appendix G).
Suggested suture removal
times are listed in Appendix J.
A suggested anesthesia
tray that can be used for this procedure is listed in Appendix
recommendations appear in Appendix E: Skin Preparation
Large sutures with large
needles should be available
For field use, a large
bore needle, fishing line, hairspray and epoxy can be
Surgical wounds of the
Patient with other
conditions of greater life threat that require stabilization
Suspicion of underlying
Evidence of foreign body
in the wound which cannot be removed
PITFALL: When scoring the galea is
required, the work is often done under sterile
PEARL: A smaller 4-0 nylon suture may be
more appropriate in children.
PEARL: Ensuring that the wound is clear of
all debris will reduce complications in the post procedure
PEARL: A pressure bandage can be placed to
reduce the likelihood of hematoma.
PEARL: Cleansing blood and debris from the
surrounding hair at the time of the procedure will make the
patient less likely to want to wash his or her hair
immediately upon going home.
Permanent hair loss