top of page

The strongest and most reliable wound closures on the market, designed to hold skin together while a wound heals naturally. Ideal for treating knife cuts, deep wounds, and minor cuts or lacerations.

Extra strength, individually wrapped, sterile wound closure strips trusted by industry professionals and first aiders

These sterile wound closure strips act as a non-surgical suture and are used to close and treat open wounds without needing stitches. Their ‘butterfly’ stitch design holds broken skin together, preventing wounds from reopening and minimising the risk of infection. The nylon strengthening fibres run the length of each suture, improving their strength, and preventing them from snapping under the stress of normal body movements.

Suitable for use in medical environments and for emergency first aid at work and at home, choose Sterostrip Wound Closure dressings to treat a wide range of wounds, promoting healing and minimising scarring. 

Alongside their use in professional medical settings for emergency wound care and surgery, Steroplast’s sterile strips for wound closure are commonly used by professional chefs or butchers in the event of cuts or lacerations in the workplace, as well as gardeners, labourers and at-home DIY-ers. The strong adhesive wound closure strips are easy to apply and will keep broken skin together while allowing air to circulate around the wound, aiding the natural healing process.

Benefits of using Sterostrip Wound Closures

  • These wound closure strips have been developed to help reduce bleeding and minimise the need for stitches. Choose a non-suture wound closure to reduce healing time and the chances of scarring.
  • Versatile and easy to cut down to the required size, these wound closure strips are ideal for knife cuts and similar deep wounds and minor cuts and lacerations.
  • These medical-grade adhesive wound closure strips are formulated to ensure long-lasting adhesion, promoting better healing and reducing the risk of infection. 
  • The correct application of premium wound closure strips provides quick, effective initial wound care, which can help prevent infection and reduce scarring as the wound heals.
  • Their strong adhesive and ‘butterfly’ stitch design has been specially developed to prevent wounds from reopening and can remain in place for several days.
  • All Steroplast wound closures are hypoallergenic for a reduced risk of allergic skin reactions and are suitable for sensitive skin patients.
  • Each wound closure strip is individually wrapped and sterile, reducing the risk of contamination and infection.
  • Premium wound closure adhesive strips with a more ‘powerful’ adhesive for longer-lasting adhesion.
  • Available in two sizes, Steroplast’s wound skin closures are high quality, reliable and better value than competing brands. 

These premium wound closure adhesive surgical tape strips make an ideal addition to your workplace or home first aid kit.

Available in two sizes:

3mm x 75mm1 pack of 10 pouches (5 sutures in each)
6mm x 75mm1 pack of 10 pouches (3 sutures in each)

How do wound closure strips work?

Wound closures are flexible strips reinforced with nylon fibres coated with a strong, long-lasting medical-grade adhesive that attaches to the skin around a wound site. These artificial sutures can be cut to size and applied over a wound to hold it together when a cut is too deep to close up on its own. 

They work similarly to stitches without the invasive, uncomfortable procedure, helping skin to heal back together and keep the internal parts of the wound protected from further exposure and damage. It’s important to know how to use wound closure strips correctly to reap their benefits. Ensure that optimal hygiene procedures are followed to reduce the risk of infection.

Wound Closure Strips: How To Use

How to apply wound closure strips:

Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap or sanitiser. Wear disposable gloves if available.

Wash out the wound to get rid of dirt and bacteria using cool, clean water or saline solution. 

Gently pat the area until it is completely dry with a clean gauze swab, tissue, or cloth.

Choose the correct thickness of wound closure strip required for the depth and severity of the wound. You can also cut it to a small, better-fitting length if required.

Using your fingers, gently push the two sides of the wound together as far as you comfortably can. Make sure to warn the casualty that this may hurt.

Gently place one half of a clean, new wound closure strip over the two sides of the wound so that it holds the wound together. Start by adhering the strip to one side of the wound, then pull the other half over it to help close the wound. Adhere the other half of the strip to the other side of the wound. Make sure to apply the strip horizontally, don’t apply it in the same direction as the wound.

Repeat these steps for as many wound skin closures as you need to securely and fully close the wound. Make sure that the strips are approximately 3mm apart.

Secure an adhesive bandage or medical tape along the ends of the closure strips to hold them in place, or cover the area with a waterproof adhesive dressing for optimal protection.

How long do wound closure strips stay on?

The answer to this will vary depending on the wound size, the number of strips used, and if the wound area and strips have become wet. In most cases, wound closure strips can remain in place between 3-10 days, especially if covered and protected by an additional waterproof dressing. Sterostrip Wound Closures have extra-strong medical grade adhesive, so can be relied on.

Try to keep the area clean and dry, and do not pick at the strips. If some of the edges are starting to peel away, you can cut away the loose edges carefully with scissors to stop the strips from pulling off completely. 

Are you wondering: How long do you leave wound closure strips on?

This depends on the wound site, how serious it is, and its ability to heal naturally. Regularly monitor the wound, checking to see if the skin is starting to heal back together, and if the strips start to fall off naturally without re-opening the wound, it is safe to let them come off naturally. 

If you are in any doubt, or the wound becomes hot, red, and/or itchy, seek professional medical advice.

How to remove wound closure strips

Use a medical adhesive remover or make up a solution of clean, soapy water to soak the adhesive of the wound closure strips attached to the wound area. This will loosen the adhesive’s grip on the skin.

Gently pull the strip off, ideally in the direction of hair growth. Don’t pull too hard if it’s not lifting off easily; this could cause skin stripping or pull the wound open again.

Steroplast Sterostrip Wound Closures Sutures

Excluding VAT

Related Products