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Subject: Deep Buried Dermal Suture
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Common skin surgery equipment and the typical skin surgery tray are listed in Appendix G.
Wounds needing tension reduction
Wounds with deep spaces that may collect blood or fluids
Inadequate subcutaneous tissue to perform the technique
PITFALL: If a suture end is placed on either side of the center part of the suture and tied, the knot will rest on top of the center part of the suture and not be buried in the deep tissue.
Pearl: There should be no more than three to four knots per suture to minimize the risk of the knot migrating through the healing wound through the incision line.
Pearl: In potentially contaminated wounds, the fewest number of sutures possible should be placed.
Infection, especially in contaminated wounds