How are the running horizontal mattress sutures placed?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Desiree Ratner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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A simple suture is placed, and the knot is tied but not cut. A continuous series of horizontal mattress sutures is placed, with the final loop tied to the free end of the suture material. [44]


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