Adv Skin Wound Care 2022 Feb;35(2):1-4
At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Carolyn Drogt, MHS, is Medical Student, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery; Philip Hanwright, MD, is Plastic Surgery Resident, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Michael Ha, MA Cantab MB BChirc, is Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery; Ledibabari M. Ngaage, MA Cantab MB BChirc, is Plastic Surgery Intern, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and Mary Lin, BS, Shealinna Ge, MD, Yinglun Wu, MD, Ronald P. Silverman, MD, and Yvonne M. Rasko, MD, are Medical Students, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted February 4, 2021; accepted in revised form April 12, 2021.
Objective: Wide surgical excision is the standard treatment for severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Because of the nature of HS, these wounds are often nonsterile, located in moist intertriginous regions, and closed under tension, increasing the risk for surgical site complications. Although uncommon, absorbable sutures may confer benefits over nonabsorbable material for skin closure. Read More