That's a nasty cut!. What do you do when faced with treating a significant incision or laseration that requires stitches, but you are miles and/or hours away from medical help? Of course, first you have to stop or slow the bleeding. A military emergency bandage (Israeli Bandage) would be very useful for that. But a significant open cut will leave a nasty scar unless it can be held closed throght the healing. Thats what Steri-Strips™ are for. They act as adhesive sutures. Use similarly to butterfly bandages, but these are generally thinner and can be lined up crossing the wound like suitures. This enhances healing and reduces scaring.
Steri-Strips™ are sterile skin closure strips that are narrow, porous, non-woven backing coated with a pressure-sensitive, hypoallergenic adhesive and reinforced with polyester filaments for added strength. They are preferred by many physicians over standard sutures because they help prevent maceration and result in less scarring when compared to staples or sutures as well ase allowing enhanced patient comfort and less chance of infection than with sutures or staples.