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Sutures in a Survival Situation

Written by zeroverseadmin

As a method for closing wounds, the technique of suturing is thousands of years old.  Although suture materials and techniques have changed, the primary goals remain the same:

  • Closing dead space
  • Supporting and strengthening wounds until healing increases their tensile strength
  • Approximating skin edges for an aesthetically pleasing and functional result
  • Minimizing the risks of bleeding and infection

The info graphic below shows different suture types for closing wounds in a survival situation.  Enjoy!



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