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Ligatures and Suture Patterns

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Ligatures and Suture Patterns

In general, to knot a suture requires 4 to 5 throws depending on the type of suture material being used when performing simple interrupted patterns. When a continuous pattern of suture is being performed one extra throw should be added at the beginning of the suture line (5 to 6 throws) and two extra throws should be added at the end of the suture line (6-7 throws) for increased security.

Cruciate Pattern- Interrupted

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