Sharp Way to Remove Tight Sutures

April 1, 2009

When removing sutures that are tight or for any reason difficult to get scissors under, I use a No. 11–blade scalpel, with the blunt side down and the sharp side up beneath the suture to be cut.

When removing sutures that are tight or for any reason difficult to get scissors under, I use a No. 11–blade scalpel, with the blunt side down and the sharp side up beneath the suture to be cut.

-- Betty Jean McFadden, MD
Greer, SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

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