Why don't medical professionals use super glue to seal cuts when it is common knowledge that super glue is the best thing to seal cuts?

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  • Rick
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    I had open heart surgery 2 years ago.  My chest incision was closed with glue.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    They already do.  It's a special medical grade glue, but it's commonly used in most hospitals.

  • 8 months ago

    because they can use other procedures and charge more....

  • F
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    I thought it was invented during the Vietnam war for that very use, quickly sticking together battle field wounds rather than stitching when in a dangerous position.

    Which is why , it's better at sticking your fingers together than actaully repairing things.

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  • 8 months ago

    ever had cyanoacrylate dropped onto your hand?,,it buuurrns like hell

  • 8 months ago

    Common knowledge is often DEAD WRONG.

    That said, there are glues that ARE used by medical professionals as 'liquid bandages' for lacerations that can be treated in that manner.

    Most cuts serious enough to require professional treatment are not small enough for such treatment.

  • 8 months ago

    There is medical grade "super glue".  The one J&J makes is called Dermabond.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Friend they actually do use a form of super glue in surgery and in cuts I have included a picture of medical grade super glue it's the exact same chemical!

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    They use it in some surgeries.

  • 8 months ago

    They do. It's called "tissue adhesive".

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