A Linear Equation for Successful Suturing

May 1, 2007

To ensure that there is no translational error when you suture a linear laceration, use the thumb and index finger of your non-dominant hand to create traction in line with the laceration.

 

To ensure that there is no translational error when you suture a linear laceration, use the thumb and index finger of your non-dominant hand to create traction in line with the laceration. Maintain the traction as you insert the needle through both sides of the wound, and everything should line up perfectly.
-D. Brady Pregerson, MD
   Los Angeles

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