Nickel-Titanium Wire as Suture Material: A New Technique for the Fixation of Skin

J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Jun;29(4):e343-e344. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004270.


Purpose: To introduce nickel-titanium wire as suture material for closure of incisions in cleft lip procedures.

Method: Closure of skin incisions using nickel-titanium wire as suture material, with postoperative follow-up wound evaluation.

Results: There was excellent patient satisfaction and good cosmetic outcome.

Conclusion: Nickel-titanium wire is an excellent alternative for suture closure of cleft lip surgical incisions.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cleft Lip / surgery
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Nickel / therapeutic use*
  • Suture Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Sutures*
  • Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use
  • Titanium / therapeutic use*
  • Young Adult


  • Tissue Adhesives
  • titanium nickelide
  • Nickel
  • Titanium