How is the running subcutaneous corset plication suture placed?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Desiree Ratner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Before the needle is inserted, forceps are used to pull firmly on at least 1-2 cm of tissue to ensure tissue strength. [19] The corset plication includes at least 1-2 cm of adipose tissue and fascia within each bite. After the first bite is tied, bites are taken on opposite sides of the wound in a running fashion along the defect. The free end is pulled firmly to reduce the size of the defect, and the suture is then tied.


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