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Basic Surgical Technique, Knots and Sutures

Patient Examination

Authors: David Salim med. student, Christoffer Bing Madsen med. student, Magnus Avnstorp MD.

Before suturing a laceration it is crucial to perform a neurovascular assessment. Always check the following:

  • Pulse/capillary response distal to the laceration
  • Sensation distal to the laceration
  • Motor function distal to the laceration

Procedures

Procedures