Half Hitches

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Abstract

A surgical knot is the most commonly used tool that keeps different tissue and/or artificial materials together. The knot is made up of two limbs that wrap around each other in a variety of possibilities:
  • The post (post limb)—the limb of suture that is held under tension and around which the other limb is tied or wrapped. The post is the end of the limb that is held tensioned, and it usually defines the side of the tissue that the knot will sit on.

  • The loop (nonpost/wrapping limb)—the limb of suture that wraps around the post and is tied into a knot.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.“Victor Babes” University of Medicine and PharmacyTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.“Pius Branzeu” Emergency Clinical County HospitalTimisoaraRomania

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