Original communication| Volume 69, ISSUE 2, P317-320, February 1971

An adjustable, semirigid retention suture guard

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      A new, adjustable semirigid retention suture guard is described. A telescoping tube permits the guard to be extended to the same length as the distance between the exit points of the retention suture and then lock into place. The semirigid quality of the plastic, in conjunction with the adjustable feature, maintains the lateral fixation of the retention suture, minimizing the complications of erythema, necrosis, and infection which are often associated with the flexible tubes now widely employed.
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