No More Bad Hair Days for Patients With Scalp Wounds

December 31, 2006

Instead of shaving a patient’s head toprepare a scalp wound for suturing,apply a sterile water-based lubricantto the surrounding hair.

Instead of shaving a patient's head toprepare a scalp wound for suturing,apply a sterile water-based lubricantto the surrounding hair. The hair iskept out of the way during the procedure,and the patient doesn't have toendure a bald spot.
-- Deepak Malhan, MD
   St Louis