half-hitch knot

half-hitch knot

a style of surgical knot, consisting of one straight strand with the other thrown over, back over itself, under the original strand and back through the loop created by the earlier steps. It is the basis for square, granny and surgeon's knots, depending on how the hitches are thrown.
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Half-hitch knot. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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Knot Tying Procedure: The free ends of suture were tied with a three and half-hitch knot (Fisherman knot) and advanced down the cannula with the Shoulder Knot Pusher.
In the macrame section, you'll learn a half-hitch knot and a double half-hitch knot, along with the square knot and the half knot.
Frank Bradley, a 14-year-old Sea Scout from the 1st Tyne Troop, of Foster Street, Walker, secured the line with half-hitch knots.