Krackow Suture Technique

The Krackow technique is a continuous locking loop suture technique commonly used in tendon repair.

The classic Krackow stitch involves 3 or more locking loops placed along each side of the ligament or tendon.

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Krackow KA. The Krackow suture: how, when, and why. Orthopedics. 2008 Sep;31(9):931-3. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20080901-19. PMID: 18814619.

Starting point: 1 cm from the tendon end

Suture pitch: 5 mm (space the loops 5 mm apart)

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