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J Hand Surg Br. 2002 Apr;27(2):129-33.

A new loop suture tie-over technique for skin graft dressings.

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  • 1Department of Plastic Surgery, The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK.


Skin grafting is a well established technique for reconstructing areas of skin loss or excision in the hand. Traditional tie-over sutures often require operator assistance, do not allow adequate control when knotting and may cause unnecessary trauma to the graft when removed. We describe a new looped suture tie-over technique to secure and fix the graft dressings that is simple, quick, allows better knot-tying control and can be removed atraumatically.

Copyright 2002 The British Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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