There have been a lot of questions in the past about the use of superglue, or cyanoacrylate glue to close a wound, and how to do it.
Because i use superglue a lot with deeper cuts i thought about making a tutorial when it happend again.
And i had this opportunity today.
After receiving a anticipated package, i decided to open it with my Spydero Swick.
Of course I zipped thru the plastic like butter and made a 2cm wide cut, about 0.5 cm deep.
Luckily it wasn’t a deep cut, nor did it cut tendons (I believe), so I decided to make a quick tutorial because I had all the stuff I needed at hand.
First I closed the wound flap with thumb pressure to stop the bleeding.
Under normally conditions it good to letting a wound bleed for a while to bleed out possible dirt.
Then I took my hand sanitizer spray that contains 75% alcohol. I opened the wound up and sprayed alcohol inside and outside profusely to get rid of any bacteria.
I repeated this a few times.
Then I took my Loctite Cyanoacrylate glue tube.
I used Loctite 401 that has a thicker consistency ( not water like) to avoid spilling the glue.
I opened up the wound again and soaked up the remaining blood with a clean towel. The sprayed some more alcohol and applied the glue inside the skinflap.
Now comes the tricky part. You need to press down the skin flap to glue it together without gluing your pressure finger to your wound.
I sometimes use a q-tip with the head removed to push the skin together.
I then sprayed some more alcohol on the closed wound to make a semi sterile environment.
Then I encapsulated the wound with a glue dome, to make it airtight.
After the glue was hardened I checked for any leaks
I used a flexible “compeed” bandage to put pressure on the wound and to shield it from possible contamination ( it's also watertight)
I opened up the package and found inside my long awaited book titled “contemporary knife targeting by Michael Janich!
My daughter just walked in and said "what's wrong with your finger?"
i replied "i cut it"
She replied "did you glue it?"