Surgical Technique – Tying Sutures for Atraumatic Removal

1. Abstract
We present a technique for tying sutures which results in a knot which can be undone and suture removed with minimal trauma. This technique can be used when absorbable sutures are contra-indicated or unavailable, but when suture removal would otherwise require anaesthetic or cause distress to the patient. This is more likely to be of use in children and young patients, but may be useful in adults as well.