Knots: One-Handed Surgeon’s Knot

Knots: One-Handed Surgeon’s Knot


I will now demonstrate a one-handed
surgeon’s knot. In this technique the short end is
towards me. The suture is held in thumb and index finger, palm down. The palm is turned over. To make a surgeon’s knot instead of
passing the long end once adjacent to the short end, it’s looped
around the hand and passed twice. Second finger comes up, the suture is grasped between the second and third fingers, and there is the beginnings of the
surgeon’s knot. The second half is the same as for the simple knot using the
one-handed technique, like so.

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