Steri-Strip 75mm Skin Closures
- Secures – Provides wound support and increases the tensile strength of the wound, compared to sutures
- Helps improve cosmetic outcomes – Non-invasive, sterile design helps reduce scarring and the risk of infection, compared to sutures and staples, with less tissue trauma and better cosmetic outcomes.
- Easy on patients – Comfortable to wear compared to sutures. Hypoallergenic adhesive.
- Allows early staple/suture removal – Helps patients get back to their normal routine faster.
- Saves money – Less expensive than skin adhesives, sutures or staples.
- Easy to apply – Fast application
Artificial wound closures support healing until skin is strong enough to handle daily tensile forces. Traditionally sutures or staples performed this role. However, adhesive skin closures are increasing in popularity as an option that improves patient comfort.
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What Are Steri Strips
A common question we are asked is “What are Steri Strips?” Steri Strips are a thin adhesive bandage used often by surgeons as a backup to dissolvable stitches or after regular stitches have been removed.
Also known as butterfly strips or butterfly stitches when they are thin in the middle and have two wide, sticky areas at each end, similar to the wings of a butterfly. The ones that are used most commonly are straight, thin strips.
You may have had experience with Steri Strips in the past but never knew what they were. Your doctor may have used them instead of standard stitches because they don’t need to be sewn into the skin and can be easily removed when the wound has healed.
Answers to further questions, similar to “What re Steri Strips?” can be found further down in this product description.
Steri Strip Compound Benzoin Tincture
The Steri Strip Compound Benzoin Tincture is an alcohol solution of compound benzoin that may be used to increase the adhesion of Steri Strip Sutures. It is intended for use an adhesive adjunct, when enhancement of surgical tape and/or adhesive wound closure adhesion is desired.
- Used to increase Steri Strip skin closure adhesion
- Sterile tray packaging allows aseptic delivery
Steri Strip Compound Benzoin Tincture should not be used on patients with previous history of sensitivity to compound benzoin tincture.
Steri Strip Sutures
Don’t confuse the Steri Strip Sutures vs Steri Strips Stitches with one another. They are often referred to one another interchangeably, but it’s important to note that “Suture” or “Sutures” are the name of the actual medical device that is used to repair a wound. The “Stitch” or “Stitching” is the technique used by the doctor to close the wound.
Steri Strip Sutures don’t exist because the strips are directly applied over the wound with no stitching required. It simply sticks to the surface of the skin and eventually ensures closure between each side of the wound.
The image below shows the difference between using different techniques to close wounds. Steri Strip Sutures, standard suture stitching and staples.
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How To Apply Steri Strips
Watch the below video for a guide on how to apply Steri Strips from the creators 3M Health Care. This short video will demonstrate the correct way on how to apply Steri Strips in the safest and clearest way.
How To Use Steri Strips
The following is a step by step how to use Steri Strips guide. This will entirely consist of text and no images. Should you require a visual representation of how to use Steri Strips the above video will guide you through the process.
- First clean and dry the skin at least two inches around the wound. If enhanced strip adhesion is desired, a thin layer of Steri Strip Compound Benzoin Tincture may be applied on skin up to the wound edge.
- Peel back the package tabs to access the sterile Steri Strips closures. Remove the card, using sterile precautions as necessary. Bend the card at end perforation and gently remove the tab.
- Grasp the end of the skin closure with forceps or a gloved hand; lift straight upward at a 90 degree angle. Steri Strip closures lifted at a lesser angle or directly back on themselves may “curl”, making application more difficult.
- Wound closure generally starts at the middle of the wound. Steri Strip closures must be applied without tension. Do not stretch or strap Steri Strip closures. Apply one-half of first Steri Strip closure to the wound margin and press firmly in place.
- Using fingers or forceps, appose skin edges as closely as possible. Press free half of Steri Strip closure firmly on the other of the wound.
- The rest of the wound should be closed with additional Steri Strip closures spaces approximately 1/8 inch apart by:
- Sequentially bisecting remaining length of wound with Steri Strip closures or
- Applying Steri Strip closure 1/8 inch apart until edges are completely approximated.
- If edges are not accurately apposed, remove Steri Strip closures over the affected area and re-approximate wound.
- Additional Steri Strips closures may be applied parallel to the wound, approximately ½ inch in from the ends. This may reduce stress beneath the ends of the Steri Strip closures, decreasing the risk of skin tensions blisters and premature lifting of Steri Strip closures.
When To Remove Steri Strips
In order to know when to remove Steri Strips, you’ll first have to speak with your doctor or surgeon. If the wound is only small and isn’t deep, Steri Strips can be removed following the advice below. If the wound has been operated on by a professional surgeon, they may need to take a look at the wound first before any of the strips are removed.
If you know when to remove Steri Strips, you’ll first need to soak them in water. This can be done is a bath without bubbles. Once the Steri Strips are wet enough, the adhesive will come unstuck. The strips should gently fall of themselves. If they don’t fall of themselves, gently pull until the adhesive or strip begins to part from the skin.
Things to remember if you don’t know when to remove Steri Strips:
- Do not get them wet until they are due to come off.
- Do not remove the strips to look at the wound.
- Do not remove peeling Steri Strips.
- If your current strips are coming unstuck, reapply new strips over the old ones.
How Long To Keep Steri Strips On
If you’re unsure about how long to keep Steri Strips on, speak to your doctor before removing them. Removing them early could reopen the wound, increasing the chance of infection and continuous bleeding.
If you’ve been given no extra instructions by your doctor or surgeon, not knowing how long to keep Steri Strips on can be a stressful experience. By default if no other Steri Strips have been provided, they’ll fall off on their own within 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, gently remove any remaining Steri Strips.
Butterfly Strips should only be used on a wound that make it a good candidate for this specific type of stitch. If you’re considering using Butterfly Strips, you’ll first want to:
- Assess the edges. Butterfly strips are effective for holding together the clean edges of shallow cuts. Consider using a larger bandage if the cut has ragged edges.
- Assess the size. If the cut is too long or too deep, butterfly strips aren’t the best treatment. Butterfly strips aren’t intended for cuts longer than ½ inch.
If the cut doesn’t stop bleeding after applying Butterfly Strips speak to a doctor. If the cut becomes red, inflamed or swollen, it could be a sign of infection.
You need to seek medical attention if a wound:
- Won’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes of applying pressure
- Was caused by something unclean or rusty
- Is too deep or long to be covered by stitch strips
- Causes intense pain
- Is filled with dirt that can’t be cleaned
- Is in a joint that you can’t move – this could mean a nerve, muscle, or tendon has been injured (the longer this is left the more likely it will cause permanent damage)
If a stitch strip has already been applied to the wound and it’s still bleeding, becomes red or swollen, or becomes more painful, seek medical attention immediately.
Wound Steri Strips
3M Wound Steri Strips Reinforced Adhesive Skin Closures are the standard in adhesive skin closures, trusted for their convenience, simplicity and non-invasive design.
3M Wound Steri Strips Reinforced Skin Closures are the original skin closure strip with microporous non-woven material designed to let the skin ‘breathe’ and reinforced filaments for added strength. A pressure sensitive hypoallergenic adhesive.
Wound Steri Strips Features
- A pressure sensitive hypoallergenic adhesive.
- Superior cosmetic results compared to suturing, eliminating scarring due to cross-hatching.
- Lower rate of infection and over-all morbidity when compared to sutures and/or staples.
- Fast application.
- Comfortable to wear.
- Hypoallergenic and reduces likelihood of skin irritation.
- Two sizes available: 3mmx75mm & 6mmx75mm
3mm (5 Strips), 6mm (3 Strips)