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Sewing a wound closed - series—Sewing a wound closed, part 3

Sewing a wound closed, part 3

Overview

Push the needle through the base of the opposite side of the wound and bring it out as before. Tie the suture to close the wound.

Review Date 1/12/2015

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.