What are indications for the buried horizontal mattress suture technique?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Desiree Ratner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The buried horizontal mattress suture is used to eliminate dead space, reduce the size of a defect, or reduce tension across wounds. [12]


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