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Interrupted cutaneous suture

By Mathias Mejdahl, MD, PhD, Peter Stemann Andersen, MD and Stig-Frederik Kølle, MD, PhD


This is the standard suture. It is a good suture that can be adjusted to variations in the wound edges with each individual suture and, if performed properly, will result in a good aesthetic result. The drawback is that it is time-consuming. The video presents with an iatrogenic wound due to a surgical excision. It is located anteriorly on the thigh in an approximately proximodistal direction. It has already been sutured with inverted dermal sutures to minimize wound tension and dead space. A 4-0 nylon suture is being used for wound closure.


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