Suturing Principles and Techniques in Laboratory Animal Surgery: Manual introduces the basic principles of, and the materials and instruments required for, suturing and wound closure on animals in a research or veterinary facility. The manual provides descriptions and pictures portraying proper tissue handling and aseptic technique during wound closure, the correct hand placement and use of instruments, and the needle placement on the needle holder. The manual also provides in-depth coverage of various suture patterns and associated principles for proper knot tying, including step-by-step descriptions and handouts for each suture pattern. The downloadable resources provide descriptive narrative and step-by-step video demonstrations for each of the suturing techniques while portraying proper tissue handling and aseptic technique.
Each suture pattern description includes the common name, principal use, and detailed instructions on how to complete the pattern. An audible narration accompanies the video clip for each suture pattern on the downloadable resources, with a written copy of the narration provided in the book along with each pattern description. The suture pattern handout includes the common name, principal use, brief pattern description, and sequential instructions for each pattern, accompanied by high-quality pictures.
This manual and the accompanying downloadable resources help answer suture-related questions and aid readers in making educated decisions about basic wound closure.
Table of Contents
-Monofilament and Multifilament
-Absorbable and Nonabsorbable
Principles to Remember When Choosing Suture
Suture Pattern Descriptions And DVD Narration
Pattern: Square Knot/Suture Knot
Pattern: Surgeon’s Knot
Pattern: Simple Interrupted
Pattern: Simple Continuous
Pattern: Ford Interlocking Or Lockstitch
Pattern: Interrupted Horizontal Mattress
Pattern: Continuous Horizontal Mattress
Pattern: Skin Staples
Pattern: Skin Staples—Removal
Pattern Or Technique: Suture Ligation
Suture Patterns: Handouts
Square Knot/Suture Knot
Ford Interlocking or Lockstitch
Interrupted Horizontal Mattress
Continuous Horizontal Mattress
Skin Staples: Removal
Study Breaks: DVD Narration
Suture Considerations for Exotics and Other Species
Reptiles And Amphibians
John J. Bogdanske is a training coordinator at the Research Animal Resources Center (RARC), University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
Scott Hubbard-Van Stelle is a training coordinator at the Research Animal Resources Center (RARC), University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
Margaret Rankin Riley is a training coordinator at the Research Animal Resources Center (RARC), University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
Beth M. Schiffman is a training coordinator at the Research Animal Resources Center (RARC), University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.