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.
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Even after removal of Kirschner wires, reduction is maintained by figure-eight suture.
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.
Their technique has been modified by Badhe et al, [27] that consists of two figure-eight sutures with non-absorbable polyester.