In wound suturing, the most important thing to note after choosing the type of suture is the type of needle that is to be used in performing the surgical procedure. The factors that are considered for the selection of the needle is the size and the purpose i.e. for sifting through tissue or mending it straight away.
Common Suture Techniques to Know and Utilize
There are several common suture techniques which can be used to close wounds. The first requirement is to possess a suture kit that includes, at least, the basic tools of a needle holder, toothed tissue forceps (with or without a skin hook), fine suture scissors and adequate suturing material.
Injuries can occur at odd times and in inconvenient locations causing a delay in accessing proper treatment by medical professionals. Accidents can occur while hiking, camping, working in remote locations, or traveling in other countries that are less prepared to handle emergencies or access medical help. In such times, it is beneficial to be both prepared and have a basic knowledge of how to stitch up wounds.