Suture Marks: A Persistent Challenge in 2023

Suture Marks: A Persistent Challenge in 2023

In 2023, the persistence of suture marks on the skin remains a subject of interest and inquiry. To address this concern, we must first understand the nature and origins of suture marks and explore potential avenues for their prevention and reduction. One such avenue is Sutrips®, an innovative wound closure device from MUB Medical Solutions. Before delving further into this topic, we invite you to follow MUB Medical Solutions AS for updates and news.

To commence our exploration of suture marks, it is essential to grasp the concept of wound closure through ‘primary intention.’ This process involves the meticulous alignment of wound edges, achieved through various means, including stitches, adhesive strips, staples, or glue. The primary objective is to eliminate interstitial spaces within the wound, ensuring optimal healing. Gaps between tissues can lead to complications such as infection and wound dehiscence.

Additionally, precise stitching aims to minimize the formation of conspicuous scars. This entails careful alignment of the upper skin layers to prevent raised or sunken scar formation, ultimately enhancing the cosmetic outcome of the procedure.

The choice of wound closure method depends on factors such as the wound’s location, size, proximity to vital structures, the surgeon’s expertise, and the cause of the injury. The overarching goal is to achieve secure closure with minimal tension, promoting optimal healing and a pleasing cosmetic result (Gillies H.).

Excessive tension during wound closure, characterized by tight approximation of wound edges, can yield adverse consequences. It may impede blood supply, resulting in hypoxia, causing skin breakdown, loss of color, and the development of visible scars (Field L.).

Many different suture techniques exist. The most common is the simple interrupted stitch. It is indeed the simplest to perform and is called “interrupted” because the suture thread is cut between each individual stitch (Shokrollahi et al). Like interrupted stitches or running stitches, can cause problems if they are too tight, as the thin thread can press into the skin and create issues like erosion or ulcers. The vertical and horizontal mattress stitch are also interrupted but are more complex and specialized for everting the skin and distributing tension, but these techniques need experience, knowledge, and it’s a time-consuming process.

Alternative wound closure techniques, including suture-less methods such as isoamyl-2-cyanoacrylate and adhesive strips, have been proposed to mitigate suture marks. Nonetheless, these techniques may pose challenges for irregular, bleeding, or deep wounds.

Sutrips®, an innovative suture technique, revolutionizes wound closure by eliminating the common issue of vertical suture marks associated with traditional methods. Sutrips® expertly align wound edges beneath the skin’s surface, eliminating filament pressure on the skin, thus preventing microvascular compression. This novel technique ensures the absence of visible vertical suture marks, as demonstrated in the headline picture.

In summary, suture marks remain a concern in 2023, influenced by a multitude of factors. Precise wound closure and the avoidance of excessive tension are paramount for optimal healing and minimal scarring. Advancements in medical knowledge continue to enhance our ability to achieve improved outcomes in wound closure and suture mark reduction. Sutrips® represents a promising and groundbreaking approach. Stay updated on our progress. Follow us at MUB Medical Solutions AS .


Pre-clinical Trials: Comparing Sutrips to Traditional Interrupted Suture Wound Closure: An In Vivo Experimental Study

Pre-clinical Trials

Wound closure techniques have evolved significantly over the years, aiming to enhance tissue healing and minimize scarring. In the realm of medical advancements, one such innovation is the introduction of Sutrips, a novel suture technique which presents a promising alternative to the conventional interrupted suture wound closure method. In this experimental study, we delve into the intricate world of wound healing, pitting Sutrips against traditional sutures to discern their respective tissue healing effects.

Experimental Design and Objectives

The primary objective of this clinical study was to assess the tissue healing effect of Sutrips in comparison to traditional suture needle and thread under controlled in vivo experimental conditions. The experiment involved creating a wound in the skin tissue of Wistar Albino rats and monitoring the subsequent healing process.


To execute this study, a preliminary tissue healing effect test was conducted on two male Wistar Albino rats weighing between 250-350 grams. Prior to the procedure, all operation materials were meticulously sterilized. The rats were anesthetized using ketamine/xylazine, and the hair on their back skin was shaved. The wound was incised on the dorsal region of the rats, and Sutrips were applied to one side while traditional sutures were used on the other. The healing progress was monitored, and observations were recorded on the 10th and 20th days post-application.

Findings and Results

Throughout the observation period, the test systems exhibited no adverse effects, such as changes in behavior, appetite, or appearance. No mortality or negative impacts were observed in relation to the criteria evaluated. The experiment yielded noteworthy findings that shed light on the contrasting effects of Sutrips and traditional sutures on tissue healing. In the experiment result analysis, the following observations were made:

Enhanced Cicatrix Effect:

When comparing the tissue healing effects of Sutrips and traditional sutures, it was evident that Sutrips exhibited a superior cicatrix effect. The wounds closed more effectively and exhibited improved healing compared to the reference group.

Faster Healing and Closure:

Despite the less frequent usage of sutrips compared to traditional sutures, the wounds treated with Sutrips displayed accelerated closure and faster tissue healing.

Aesthetic and Closer Healing:

Sutrips demonstrated a remarkable capacity for aesthetic and precise healing, surpassing the healing achieved with traditional sutures.


The experimental study on Sutrips wound closure versus traditional interrupted suture wound closure provides compelling evidence of the potential advantages of using Sutrips. The enhanced cicatrix effect, faster healing, and aesthetically pleasing outcomes observed with Sutrips indicate its potential as a game-changing wound closure device.

Upon reviewing the clinical trial’s findings, it becomes evident that Sutrips has successfully achieved its primary goal of wound closure. Additionally, it has demonstrated its ability to prevent wound infection and proved to be less invasive, requiring only three stitches compared to the conventional suture technique.

Further research and clinical trials are warranted to delve deeper into the long-term effects and broader applicability of Sutrips in various wound closure scenarios. As medical science continues to push the boundaries of innovation, Sutrips stands as a testament to the ongoing quest for improved patient outcomes and enhanced healing processes.