SIMPLE INTERRUPTED SUTURE

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DESCRIPTION

The simple interrupted suture is the most common and versatile suture in cutaneous surgery. It is placed by inserting the needle perpendicular to the epidermis, traversing it as well as the full thickness of the dermis, and exiting perpendicular to the epidermis on the opposite side of the wound. The 2 sides of the stitch should be symmetrically placed in terms of depth and width. In general, the stitch should be wider at its base (dermal side) than at its superficial portion (epidermal side).