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Simple Interrupted Pattern

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Simple Interrupted Pattern

The simple interrupted pattern requires two tissue bites, one made opposite the other, across the incision followed by knotting and cutting of the suture since each suture is separate from the others. Sutures are placed approximately 5 mm apart and bites taken 3 to 5 mm from the tissue edge to prevent dehiscence due to ischemia of the wound edges.

Simple Interrupted (shown on skin)

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