suture knot


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suture knot

may be tied manually or by instrument in several patterns. See also square knot, surgeon's knot.
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Effective vessel haemostasis can be achieved by suture knot tying technique or newer techniques of vessel haemostasis like harmonic scalpel, ligasure (Alternative bipolar surgical diathermy system), clips, staples, tissue adhesives, haemostatic agents/sealants, monopolar and bipolar surgical diathermy.
Apposition of laceration is performed in two layers and suture knots are buried to prevent corneal irritation (Gelatt, 1981).
We also found it helpful to rest the suture knots (mattress) on the palatal mucosa for both of the layers, which lessened tension on the advancing flaps, decreased cutting through of the suture through the fat, kept hygiene easier to maintain and easier postoperative removal of sutures.