Watch this brief video to learn the difference between a percutaneous closure (piercing through and puncturing the skin) and a subcuticular closure (completely underneath the skin)!

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Absorbable Staples Underneath the Skin
("Subcuticular")


At Surgery


At 2 Weeks


At 6 Weeks

Metal Staples Piercing the Outside of the Skin
("Percutaneous")


At Surgery


At 2 Weeks


At 6 Weeks

Hip Replacement Surgery

Cesarean Section Incision

Absorbable Staples Underneath the Skin ("Subcuticular")


At Surgery


Cosmetic Result at 15 Months
(same patient)