How is the modified half-buried horizontal mattress suture placed?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Desiree Ratner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In a modified half-buried horizontal mattress suture, an additional vertical mattress suture is placed superficial to the half-buried horizontal mattress suture. A small skin hook instead of forceps is used to avoid trauma of the flap. [9]


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