Suturing a Wound – Part II

Part II by the same doctor who taught Part I. (SDCady)

I’m so happy not to reinvent the wheel. 

He mentions that you don’t want the edges to curve downward (inward).  When the edges do curve inward, you end up with native skin against native skin – which of course, will not grow together.  You need raw skin to raw skin for healing to occur.

He also advises not to go into the muscle tissue, but do make sure you sew through the full thickness of the skin.

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About Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.
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