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Surgical Knots

​​By Mathias Mejdahl, MD, PhD and Stephan Bach-Frommer, MD

The efficient tying of surgical knots is a critical skill for every surgeon. It is important the knots are tightened correctly and remain tight without causing tissue tearing and strangulation.


Instrument knot


The instrument tie is commonly used for closure of superficial lacerations because it can be done quickly.

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