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.
One patient was treated with figure-of-eight sutures along with bilateral uterine artery ligation.
They performed continuous locked suture with heavy absorbable sutures [6]; however, we selected two Krackow locking stitches with approximately twenty figure-of-eight sutures with nonabsorbable suture material, as we considered that this would provide adequate strength.
Once hemostasis is adequate, the cuff is closed with three figure-of-eight sutures of 0-polydioxanone (PDS).