Vertical Mattress Stitch

The vertical mattress stitch is a suture type used to close skin wounds. The advantages of the vertical mattress suture are that it provides closure for both deep and superficial layers, and also allows perfect eversion and vertical opposition of the superficial skin edges. Its disadvantage is a relatively high propensity to dig into skin and cause prominent stitch mark scars.

Read more about Vertical Mattress StitchUses, Technique, Advantages and Disadvantages

Other articles related to "vertical mattress stitch, stitch":

Vertical Mattress Stitch - Advantages and Disadvantages
... The vertical mattress stitch is superior to all other stitches due to its quadruple ability to achieve deep and superficial wound closure, edge eversion and precise ... As mentioned above, the vertical mattress stitch is prone to dig into skin, like a cheese cutter wire, so is more likely than other suture types to leave "railroad marks ... Bolstering reduces this problem but necessarily increases the complexity of the stitch ...

Famous quotes containing the words stitch, vertical and/or mattress:

    Oh demon within,
    I am afraid and seldom put my hand up
    to my mouth and stitch it up
    covering you, smothering you
    from the public voyeury eyes
    of my typewriter keys.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    In bourgeois society, the French and the industrial revolution transformed the authorization of political space. The political revolution put an end to the formalized hierarchy of the ancien regimé.... Concurrently, the industrial revolution subverted the social hierarchy upon which the old political space was based. It transformed the experience of society from one of vertical hierarchy to one of horizontal class stratification.
    Donald M. Lowe, U.S. historian, educator. History of Bourgeois Perception, ch. 4, University of Chicago Press (1982)

    Bless all useful objects,
    the spoons made of bone,
    the mattress I cook my dreams upon,
    the typewriter that is my church
    with an altar of keys always waiting.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)