A novel technique in securing the subcuticular suture—“Loop & Lock” technique

A novel technique in securing the subcuticular suture—“Loop & Lock” technique There are various ways to secure a buried subcuticular suture, but most techniques present problems with excess knot material buried within the wound, a steep learning curve in mastering the technique or limited resistance to pull-through. A novel technique to secure a buried subcuticular suture is described in this report. This technique is simple to master and can secure excellent approximation of the wound with good eversion. Resistance to pull through is observed in clinical applications in repairs of surgical wounds on trunks and limbs. We present the experience of one author (GSR) on about 1,000 patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A novel technique in securing the subcuticular suture—“Loop & Lock” technique

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