Suture patterns

Descriptions of a wide range of suture patterns can be found in any good medical or veterinary textbook of surgery. The different techniques are designed to cope with different aspects of surgery. For many surgical procedures, the choice can be narrowed down to:

  1. Interrupted stitch (simple interrupted)
    1. horizontal mattress
  2. Continuous stitch (simple continuous)
    1. subcuticular pattern

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Updated on 12th May 2020

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