Tying the Surgical Square Knot

Publication ID Published Version
7817 June 4, 2010 1
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

Description

There are two basic techniques for tying the surgical square knot: the one-hand technique and the two-hand technique. The techniques differ in the fingers that are used. Different grips are presented as well as real time demonstrations and step-by-step guidance for each technique. Instrument tying of square knots is also demonstrated. This presentation works best when combined with face-to-face instruction and included handout.

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Citation

Brescia W, Van Voorst S. Tying the Surgical Square Knot. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2010. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/​publication/​7817 http://dx.doi.org/​10.15766/​mep_2374-8265.7817

Educational Objectives

To be able to learn the two basic techniques of tying surgical square knots.

Keywords

  • Surgical Techniques, Square Knot, Tying, Equipment (MeSH), Operative Surgical Procedures (MeSH)

Specialties

  • Medical
    • Surgery-General

Competencies

  • Knowledge for Practice
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Professional Interest

  • Instructional Materials/Methods

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Learning
  • Lecture
  • Tutorial

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Resident

Format

  • Video

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