Learn Suturing Techniques

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Duke Suture Skills

If you live far from medical services or spend a lot of time hiking, camping or other activities that take you far away from medical sources and for anyone that wants to prepare for emergency situations that may leave you without medical resources for extended periods of time, learning how to suture wounds could be a life saving kill to know.

 

If this video from Duke Plastic Surgery  Dr.Zen will show you a variety of suturing stitches. The doctor will show you how to use the needle holder and how to make your stitch and then how to knot and tie the stitches to close the wound. I found this interesting because when ever I had thought about having to give someone stitches or seen it being done in a movie, it always looked like they just sewed it up like cloth.

With sewing cloth you sew till you run out of thread or until you finish the hole, seam or hem you need to finish, then knot and tie your thread. When sewing skin, each suture is stitched, tied and knotted and the thread is cut before making the next suture. In the video you are seeing the best way to make stitches and knots to leave the least amount of scarring. This could come in useful one day.

Grafco Mayo Hegar Needle Holder 6″

1/2 Circle Taper Point Suture Needle 4

Suture Removal Kit- Sterile