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Applied Techniques for Predictable Suture Placement Part 3 Applied Techniques for Predictable Suture Placement Part 3

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD

Date Added:

7/22/2008


Summary:

Standard protocols for suturing have been developed for the positioning and securing of surgical flaps to promote optimal healing. Parts 1 and 2 of this article discussed the indications for a variely of suturing techniques, including the periosteal suture technique, the simple look modification of interrupted suture technique, and several continuous suture techniques. Vertical mattress sutures, coronally repositioned mattress sutures, horizontal mattress sutures, and vertical sling mattress sutures were also addressed. This article presents the clinical indications and applications for the various sling suture and cross suture techniques for the successful in tegration of each method.

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