SIU Surgical Skills Lab
Phone: 217-545-7878
Email: surgicalskills@siumed.edu

Suturing and Knot Tying

The MSIII Surgery Clerkship Basic Suturing and Knot Tying Lab Objectives

  1. Describe different suture materials and their appropriate applications
  2. Demonstrate proper technique for handling of basic surgical instruments (needle holder, hemostatic clamps, forceps)
  3. Demonstrate proper technique for performing simple interrupted, subcuticular, simple running, and vertical mattress suturing
  4. Demonstrate proper technique for performing one and two handed knot tying
  5. Demonstrate proper technique for tying around a clamp (both free hand and instrument passes)