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Re: New bandage for cuts - ZipStitch

Postby TheJoe » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:15 am

apollo4000 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:02 am
knotwindy wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:08 pm
We’ve always just used superglue, works great.
Does it really? I’ve heard of it being used but never thought this was widely practiced? Is it safe, all other things like cleaning etc being equal?
The only difference between super glue and durabond is a permit from the government. I work at a chemical plant and we make medical grade rubbing alcohol. We have special rules for making it. Most of it is just paperwork and tighter finish specs. But like anything else medical if you have the license for it you can charge a lot more money for it.

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Re: New bandage for cuts - ZipStitch

Postby knotwindy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:26 pm

Yea, works great. Just a small drop to hold the edges close and heals with almost no scar. Close to magical. Depending on where we ride, there are days I have more superglue on my feet than actual skin, :lol:

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Re: New bandage for cuts - ZipStitch

Postby jakemoore » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:50 pm

The Dermbond is octyl-cyanoacrylate. It forms a more flexible glue layer and is nice to use. FDA explodes the cost and limits access. (25-40 dollars)
There is another dental cyanoacrylate = Isodent. Is more comparable in consistency to superglue in the store.
I like to use plain old superglue and sometimes use tape to reduce tension.

The most important thing in wound care is keeping it clean and cleaning it out before approximating the wound no matter how its done.

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Re: New bandage for cuts - ZipStitch

Postby Dave_5280 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:39 pm

Even the hospital emergency room doctors at my local hospital in the U.S. are using glue on cuts, they did with a one inch cut across my temple. Put 3 layers of glue, they say an advantage is no holes from stitches.

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Postby Dave_5280 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:40 pm

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Re: New bandage for cuts - ZipStitch

Postby iriejohn » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:54 pm

Dave_5280 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Even the hospital emergency room doctors at my local hospital in the U.S. are using glue on cuts, they did with a one inch cut across my temple. Put 3 layers of glue, they say an advantage is no holes from stitches.
Dave_5280 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Even the hospital emergency room doctors at my local hospital in the U.S. are using glue on cuts, they did with a one inch cut across my temple. Put 3 layers of glue, they say an advantage is no holes from stitches.
That was careless getting cut the same way twice. :wink:


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