A corner suture, also known as a half buried horizontal mattress, is a great technique for closing the flap of a V-shaped, stellate, or U-shaped laceration. Presented by Jess Mason, MD and Whitney Johnson, MD.
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Greg M. - November 3, 2018 4:03 PM
That was pretty awesome. Thanks for showing this.
Michael B. - March 17, 2019 10:19 AM
Several errors. I have taught suturing for 30 years in our EM Residency Program.
Start much further back on the uninjured areas. This allows the suture to be tied properly.
The final stitch should not sit over the repair.
Second, take a very small bite of the flap, 1-2mm. This way the corner sits in the repair better.
Great video! Hard to teach this without showing the process.
Valentina S. - October 22, 2019 8:14 PM
This is art. Thank you.