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randomised controlled trial.
blinded (outcome assessors).
5–14 days after wound closure.
2 urban trauma centres and 1 suburban community hospital in the US.
713 patients >17 years of age who presented to the ED with acute uncomplicated skin lacerations requiring staples or sutures. Exclusion criteria were puncture or bite wounds; self-inflicted wounds; grossly contaminated wounds; wounds >8 hours old; wounds involving tendon, joint, or bone; diabetes; significant peripheral vascular …
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