Interrupted cutaneous suture

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

 

Resorbable suture is used for this technique. It is good at minimizing tension on wound edges. Its use in facial lesions should be kept at a minimum, however, as resorbable material is less desirable here. The video presents an iatrogenic wound. The pathological tissue has been removed by excising the whole epidermal and dermal layer, going down to the subcutaneous layer. The wound is located at the back where the dermis is particularly thick. The wound axis is placed in the direction parallel to Langer’s lines. 3-0 Vicryl is being used in the video.