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Articles by Steven F. Swaim, DVM, MS

Placing an adjustable horizontal mattress suture to close distal limb wounds: Part 2 (4:53)

Jul 24, 2009

In this video, Dr. Swaim demonstrates how to place an adjustable horizontal mattress suture to close distal limb wounds.

Placing an adjustable horizontal mattress suture to close distal limb wounds

Jul 24, 2009

In this video, Dr. Swaim demonstrates how to place an adjustable horizontal mattress suture to close distal limb wounds.

Placing an adjustable horizontal mattress suture to close distal limb wounds: Part 3 (2:06)

Jul 24, 2009

In this video, Dr. Swaim demonstrates how to place an adjustable horizontal mattress suture to close distal limb wounds.

Skills Laboratory: Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 1: Presutures for skin stretching

When a wound, especially one on a limb, is too wide for adequate skin apposition, this technique that stretches the surrounding skin may allow for good closure.
May 29, 2009

Presutures are Lembert sutures placed in healthy skin on either side of a lesion. Placed several hours before the lesion is debrided or excised, these sutures stretch the skin around the lesion.

Using presuturing to close distal limb wounds

Apr 10, 2009

In this two-part video, Dr. Steven F. Swaim demonstrates using presuturing to close distal limb wounds.

Using presuturing to close distal limb wounds, part 1 (3:10)

Mar 16, 2009

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Using presuturing to close distal limb wounds, part 2

Mar 16, 2009

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3 reconstruction techniques to close problem wounds

Jun 1, 2008

Three beneficial reconstructive surgery techniques--the adjustable horizontal mattress suture, the mesh skin graft, and punch grafts in pockets--are underused by practitioners. These techniques require no special equipment and are easily accomplished.

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