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Sewing a wound closed - series

Sewing a wound closed, part 1

Grip a suture needle securely using a needle driver instrument.

Sewing a wound closed, part 2

Push the needle through the skin and into the base of the wound. Then pull the suture through the first side of the wound.

Sewing a wound closed, part 3

Push the needle through the base of the opposite side of the wound and bring it out as before. Tie the suture to close the wound.

Sewing a wound closed, part 4

When the suture is properly in place, it should form a U-shape.

Sewing a wound closed, part 5

To tie a suture, first loop it around the needle driver twice. Next, grab the short end of the suture with the needle driver.

Sewing a wound closed, part 6

Start by creating the first knot of a loop. Next, make a second single loop in the opposite direction. This completes the square knot.

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  • Sewing a wound closed, part 1

    Sewing a wound closed, part 1

  • Sewing a wound closed, part 2

    Sewing a wound closed, part 2

  • Sewing a wound closed, part 3

    Sewing a wound closed, part 3

  • Sewing a wound closed, part 4

    Sewing a wound closed, part 4

  • Sewing a wound closed, part 5

    Sewing a wound closed, part 5

  • Sewing a wound closed, part 6

    Sewing a wound closed, part 6

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