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3M™ Steri-Strip™ Elastic Skin Closures, E4548

3M ID 7000053613
  • Designed to stretch with body movement for odema
  • Superior cosmetic results compared to suturing, eliminating scarring due to cross-hatching39,40,41
  • Enhanced patient comfort and less chance of infection than with sutures or staples⁴⁰’ ⁴¹
  • Fast application
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Specifications
Adhesive Type
Acrylate
Brand
Steri-Strip™
Condition
Skin Closure
Department
Critical Care, Emergency, Intensive Care Unit, Labor & Delivery, Medical-Surgical, Operating Room-Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Urgent Care, Wound Care
Latex
No
Overall Length (Metric)
125 mm
Overall Width (Metric)
25 mm
Product Type
Skin Closures
Skin Closure Condition Type
Skin Laceration
Sterile
Yes
Therapeutic Area and Conditions
Elasticated Skin Closure Strips
Product Details
  • Designed to stretch with body movement for odema
  • Superior cosmetic results compared to suturing, eliminating scarring due to cross-hatching39,40,41
  • Enhanced patient comfort and less chance of infection than with sutures or staples⁴⁰’ ⁴¹
  • Fast application
  • Hypoallergenic

3M™ Steri-Strip™ Elastic Skin Closures are sterile, flexible skin closure strips that are made of a porous, non-woven elastic backing coated with a hypoallergenic adhesive.

An easy to use, flexible skin closure strip that may help reduce risk for infection as compared to sutures and staples due to its non-invasive design.

Suggested Applications

  • For use in highly contoured areas or body areas of musculoskeletal movements, like joints.
  • For use in areas where swelling, edema, hematomas, or bloating may occur.
  • Providing wound support following early suture or staple removal.
  • Emergency Departments
  • Operating Theatres
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39. Traub AC, et al, Cutaneous wound closure: Early staple removal and replacement by skin tapes. Contyemp Surg; 1981: 18 40. Pipecello, J. Yavorek, H. (1989) Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 169 (4). 310-31411 DH (2013) Annual Report 2011 of the Chief Medical Offi cer Part 2 http://www.dh.gov.uk/cmo. 41.. Liew SW and Haw CS, The use of taped skin closure in orthopaedic wounds. Aust NZJ Surg 1993; 63:131-133 40. Pipecello, J. Yavorek, H. (1989) Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 169 (4). 310-31411 DH (2013) Annual Report 2011 of the Chief Medical Offi cer Part 2 http://www.dh.gov.uk/cmo. 41.. Liew SW and Haw CS, The use of taped skin closure in orthopaedic wounds. Aust NZJ Surg 1993; 63:131-133