This study was a prospective, randomized trial comparing closure of pediatric lacerations with Histoacryl Blue and sutures at three Emergency rooms within the U.S.
Patients between the ages of 1 – 18 years old with lacerations less than 5 cm were enrolled. Wounds requiring the use of subcutaneous sutures were enrolled in this study. Patients with lacerations in areas of high skin mobility or tension (e.g., joints, hands, feet, eyelids, ears, nose, mouth or perineum) were excluded from the study as were lacerations caused by dog bites or extending to the muscle or bone.
Patients were evaluated after wound closure and at 1 week and 2 months after treatment.