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Stitching Wounds: How To Suture

Stitching Wounds: How To Suture

Brighterorange via Wikipedia

Brighterorange via Wikipedia

The Emergency Suture can be a life saving piece of survival equipment if used properly. Its use should not be taken lightly and the user should prepare by having knowledge of proper suturing procedures. As with crafty sewing, the method you use differs depending on the task in hand. There’s interrupted stitches where the thread is cut and tied after each one, or continuous, where one piece does the whole job. Each has benefits – continuous is quicker, leaving fewer foreign bodies in the wound, but not as secure as infection can travel down the thread rather than being confined to one stitch. 

If you know how to sew a seam with needle and thread then you have the basic knowledge and skill of how to suture wounds. The most difficult part of knowing how to suture is what size thread to use and how many sutures to put in. There are many different types of suture knots. Wounds that are near joints should be closed with a longer and stronger knot. Small wounds or wounds that are on the face need small delicate stitches. A suture chart showing the various knots should be kept inside your surgical kit for reference. Lets head over to howtosurvivestuff.com via the link below and get more information….

Stitching Wounds: How To Suture

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