January 16, 2013
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Assisted Instrument Tie

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An instrument tie square knot is used to close a wound in the scalp with the help of a surgical assistant presenting the tail end of the suture to the surgeon with each throw. This is demonstrated first using a surgical model and subsequently on a live patient's scalp.

ARTICLE: Assisted Instrument Tie to Close Scalp Wounds
Saraiya A, Bukavina L, Brodell RT, Bhatia AC.
JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(1):115-116. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.1067.