figure-of-eight suture


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figure-of-eight suture

A suture shaped like the number 8. It is used to repair round or elliptical defects.
See also: suture
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A figure-of-eight suture pattern was used and was secured with five surgeon's knots.
Dead space was obliterated with deep figure-of-eight sutures.
Once hemostasis is adequate, the cuff is closed with three figure-of-eight sutures of 0-polydioxanone (PDS).