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Sewing a wound closed - series—Sewing a wound closed, part 2

Sewing a wound closed, part 2

Overview

Push the needle through the skin and into the base of the wound. Then pull the suture through the first side of the wound.

Review Date 10/16/2017

Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services/Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.