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Sewing a wound closed - series—Sewing a wound closed, part 5

Sewing a wound closed, part 5

Overview

To tie a suture, first loop it around the needle driver twice. Next, grab the short end of the suture with the needle driver.

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.