Evid Based Nurs 6:17 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.1.17
  • Treatment

Treatment of scalp lacerations with a hair apposition technique reduced scarring, pain, and procedure duration compared with suturing

Hair apposition technique (HAT) v standard suturing (SS) for treatment of scalp lacerations in the emergency department*

Outcomes at 1 week HAT SS RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Any complication 7.4% 21.5% 66% (25 to 85) 8 (5 to 24)
Scarring 6.3% 20.4% 69% (29 to 87) 8 (5 to 22)

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