Suturing simulated skin 04 Introduction

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Suturing simulated skin 04 Introduction

This subsection has text from an interactive multimedia training program on basic 
surgical skills called PrimeSkills in Surgery.
You can use this subsection on its own or follow the whole program (further details at the end of 
this subsection).

This Section brings together using needles, sutures, needle holders and dissecting forceps in either hand.

In addition you will be getting used to working on more realistic tissues than you have done so far.

There are several different types of stitch to learn, now that you can tie knots.

When the stitches are put in separately, they are called interrupted.

When they run together, they are called continuous.

Rather confusingly, the words suture and stitch are used interchangeably.

You need to be careful whether the speaker is meaning a straight thread, a knotted thread, or a thread with a needle on it.

Also a tie can mean a knot, or a suture without a needle on it.

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