What are indications for the pulley suture technique?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Desiree Ratner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The pulley suture facilitates greater stretching of the wound edges and is used when additional wound closure strength is desired. It has been shown to dramatically reduce defect size, simplify reconstructive techniques, and enable reconstruction of significant skin cancer defects of the head and neck to be performed in the clinic setting rather than in an operating room. [6]


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