Half Hitches

  • Selim Ergün
  • Mahmut Enes Kayaalp
  • Taner Güneş


Half hitch is named as “work horse of knot tying” by some authors [1]. Half hitches may be stacked on each other to create a non-sliding knot or may also be used to secure both locking and non-locking sliding knots. Half hitches can be formed in two different configurations: a loop limp tied under the post limb (underhand half hitch) and a loop limb tied over the post limb (overhand limb).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Selim Ergün
    • 1
  • Mahmut Enes Kayaalp
    • 2
  • Taner Güneş
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyDüzce Ataturk HospitalDuzceTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedics and Traumatologyİstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of MedicineIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyAcıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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