Original communication| Volume 18, ISSUE 3, P394-397, September 1945

An improved method of circumcision

Use of relaxation incisions, cotton ligatures and sutures
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        1. A method of circumcision is described in which advantage is taken of a relaxation incision in the cut edges of the skin in order to produce increased laxity at the suture line.
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        2. The use of cotton ligatures and cotton sutures for circumcision is advocated.
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        3. The advantages of the described technique are twofold, namely (1) post-operative swelling, pain, and discomfort are diminished, and (2) healing occurs more rapidly.
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