Chapter 4: Table of Contents
Simple Continuous Pattern
The simple continuous pattern is similar to the simple interrupted pattern; however, after tying the first knot, the suture is not cut and the bites are continued on each side of the incision until the end of the incision line. The suture is then tied with a final knot and cut. Consequently, there will be a knot at the beginning and the end of the suture line only. When performing a simple continuous suture line on the linea alba, one should place 1 extra throw for the knot at the beginning of the suture line (total of 5 to 6 throws depending on the suture material being used) and two extra throws at the end (total of 6 to 7 throws depending on the suture being used).
SIMPLE CONTINUOUS SUTURE PATTERN (shown on linea alba)