Instrumental Knotting

In a previous post I discussed about the different knots available for instrument ties; today I will like to demonstrate the basic instrument knot and the steps involved in it.

Steps:

  1. You have your opened wound
  2. Take the plier and lift one side of the woundScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.06.13.png
  3. Take your suture pin holder and pass the suture under the woundScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.07.06.pngScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.07.58.png
  4. Take the plier and lift the other side of the woundScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.08.42.png
  5. Pass the suture from the other sideScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.09.18.png
  6. Apply a double knot on the instrument and pull downScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.09.47.png
  7. Cross the suture and tie it upScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.10.52.png
  8. Apply a single instrument knot and pull tightScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.11.49.pngScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.11.49.png
  9. Cross the suture againScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.13.22.png
  10. Apply another single instrument knot and pull tightScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.14.02.png
  11. Remove excess string with scissorScreen Shot 2016-05-07 at 12.14.56.png

There you have it!

Remember don’t remove too much excess string as it can jeopardise your removal of the suture after patient recovery!

Video on Simple Instrument Knot

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