Choice of Suture: Non-absorbable (braided suture provides slightly superior grip on tubing than monofilament sutures) Technique 1: Create a series of knots around the drain.…Explore more Techniques of Securing Surgical Drain to Skin (Drain Fixation)
Method 1: Digital block Painting with antiseptic solution Application of sterile latex gloves (slightly larger than the patient’s hand) on the patient’s hand A tiny…Explore more How to make tourniquet for fingers using latex gloves?
Based on the preoperative clinical examination, the decision on which donor superficialis (FDS) tendon to use is made (commonly FDS middle finger is used). Transverse…Explore more Zancolli-Lasso Procedure
Synonym: Half-buried horizontal mattress suture Indications: V, Y or X-pattern laceration repair Risk: Dermal stitch may be placed too close to the tip of the…Explore more Corner Stitch
Monofilament Polyfilament Absorbable Caprosyn (Polyglytone 621)Monocryl (Polyglecaprone 25)Biosyn (Polyglecaprone CV-23)Maxon (Polytrimethylate carbon)PDS (Polydiaxonone) CatgutVicryl rapide (Polyglactin 910 rapide)Vicryl (Polyglactin 910)Dexon (Polyglycolic acid) Non-absorbable NylonEthilon (Monofilament…Explore more Surgical Sutures – Basics
Before moving to the concept of wound closure, it is necessary to understand the pathophysiology behind different types of healing. We have covered stages of…Explore more Timing of Wound Closure (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
One of the oldest surgical instruments used even today is a Scalpel (Surgical Blade with a Bard Parker Handle). Long before using metals in manufacturing, parts…Explore more Surgical Blades
Donati’s suture (commonly called as vertical mattress suture) has a far-far-near-near (F-F-N-N) configuration where the far-through stitches seize the subcutaneous tissue and the near-through stitches…Explore more Allgower Donati Suture Technique