Cruciate Suture Pattern

Cruciate Suture Pattern


I’m going to demonstrate the cruciate suture pattern, or what some call the cross mattress suture pattern. Again, this is used generally under conditions of tension, primarily for a skin closure. And notice that I’m using the skin portion of the DASIE. Once again, you can see that there is somewhat of a gap here. Again, this is the skin portion of the DASIE and we’ll be demonstrating now the cruciate suture pattern. This is an interrupted suture pattern. First bite on on the near portion of the incision, far portion of the incision, reset my needle, pull my suture through. Again, the third bite [I’m having some trouble getting through the skin portion of the DASIE] is on the near and this is on the far. That might be confusing. And when you tie, it is tied across, hence the name cruciate. Again, these are generally used under conditions of some tension and so it’s advantageous to use a surgeon’s knot. Notice that I just created a surgeon’s throw followed by a simple throw, tying the cross mattress or cruciate suture.

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