figure-eight suture

figure-eight suture

Etymology: L, sutura
a suture that begins at the deepest layer on each side of a wound, then crosses over to pass through the superficial layers on the opposite side before being tied.
References in periodicals archive ?
The site had been closed in two layers, pressure had been held, numerous figure-eight sutures had been placed, and uterine artery ligation was performed, all to no avail.