Sidewinder retention sutures for closure of the abdominal wall

W. D. Rappaport, C. Putnam

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Reported herein, a technique of sutures placement that avoids certain objections to the traditional style of retention sutures is described. It is particularly useful in patients undergoing repeated laparotomy and in patients whose wounds are closed in a layered manner and who are at high risk for dehiscence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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