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Running suture.

Running suture.
Running suture.

This suture begins with a simple suture at one end of the wound. The non-needle end is cut, and then suturing continues; the bite under the skin is perpendicular to the wound, and the crossover is at about a 65° angle. Sutures should be evenly spaced and are snugged up as they are done, except for the last one, which is left as a loop; this loop is tied to the needle end.

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