Failure Modes of Knots and Sutures

  • Ali Öçgüder
  • Michael Medvecky


The purpose of a surgical knot is to hold the tissue ends side by side and resist tension until biological repair and healing are achieved. Different types of knots and sutures are used in orthopedic procedures. Moreover, in the recent years, open knot-tying techniques have been replaced by arthroscopic ones.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsTraumatology Yıldırım Beyazıt UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Section Chief of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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