tendon repair – Kessler stitch

2 Jun

via a nice quick review of tendon lac repair concepts in last December’s ACEP Now:

modified Kessler stitch for tendon repair:

basic idea: stronger stitch, tension distributed across multiple points (e.g. with mattress sutures)

the stitch:


concept walkthrough (tune in from 2:00-4:00 if tight on time):

live action video (start at 0:30 if tight on time)

There you go. Add one more technique to the toolbox.


References: ACEP Now article (& picture); concept video; live video


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