Question out to all my ER colleagues (and that may only be you, 10 out of 10):
There's a podunk ER in my community, that is frequently doing things that make me cringe. (How they are even open as there are several excellent community ERs within a short drive is beyond me, but I digress...) I got an ER report this week of a child with a scalp laceration that was repaired by braiding the hair over it to close the wound. Discharge instructions were "Remove braid in one week."
Is this legit? Is this a bladeless suturing technique that I'm too ignorant to know of?
Or are they making this up?