Basic Wound Closure & Knot Tying Primer

Vic Vernenkar, D.O.
St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York
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Objectives
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Suture Material Categories
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Absorbable Suture
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Non-absorbable suture
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Natural Suture
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Synthentic Suture
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Monofilament Suture
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Multifilament Suture
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Suture Degradation
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Suture Size
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Needles
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Suture Packaging
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Wound Closure
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Subcuticular Sutures
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Steri-Strips
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Staples
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Tw-Hand Square Knot
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Instrument Tie
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This is a presentation on basic wound closure and knot typing. The presentation identifies a variety of suture materials and techniques.
 
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Encyclopedia of Knots provided by Ethicon; available at www.jnjgateway.com/public/USENG/5256ETHICON_Encyclopedia_of_Knots.pdf (More extensive overview of knot tying with photos for those interested in surgery)

Blackbourne, LH, editor. Surgical Recall. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1998

Cameron, JL, editor. Current Surgical Therapy. 7th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2001

Edgerton, MT. The Art of Surgical Technique. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1988 (Excellent resource for technical details of surgery)

Gomella, LG, Haist, SA. Clinician’s Pocket Reference. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division; 2002 (Useful book for anyone

 
 
 
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