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Suture Granuloma in Body Contouring Surgery

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00223132
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2012
Information provided by:
Medtronic - MITG

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of different suture material on the incidence of suture granuloma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Skin Laxity of Abdomen, Thighs, Chest, Back, and Neck Device: Absorbable sutures Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Bariatric surgery has evolved as an effective treatment for morbid obesity, inducing rapid and predictable weight loss within a period of 12 to 18 months following surgery. Consequently, body contouring after weight loss is emerging as the fastest growing field of plastic surgery. Patients seek consultation with a plastic surgeon to correct skin laxity of the abdomen, thighs, chest, back, and neck.

A major problem in body contourinig is the extrusion of absorbable suture material used for dermal closure. Long incisions and high tension inherent to body contouring surgery mandate a secure dermal closure. While absorbable sutures are preferred, they can result in suture granuloma and extrusion.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : February 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Men and women 18 years and older

Exclusion Criteria:

Subjects with active infectious collagen disease,significant anatomic asymmetry that creates markedly different wound tension and/or geometry between left and right side Subjects who cancel their surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00223132

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United States, Pennsylvania
University Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15261
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic - MITG
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Study Director: Donna Doran Medtronic - MITG
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00223132    
Other Study ID Numbers: SYN04002
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012
Keywords provided by Medtronic - MITG:
bariatric surgery
body contouring
skin laxity
plastic surgery
suture granuloma
absorbable sutures
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cutis Laxa
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases