Adjustable horizontal mattress suture: Step 3

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Aug 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff
At the other end of the wound, again pass the suture full thickness through the skin. Do not tighten the suture; it should lie loosely across the wound. If the wound is in the repair stage of healing with a good bed of contracting granulation tissue, do not disturb the skin’s attachment to the granulation tissue because, in this case, the suture is being used to enhance wound contraction.
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