Canine and feline surgery .. . doesnot possess capillarity. Simple interrupted sutures are those in which each suture iscomplete in itself and entirely separated from the others. Theyare made by passing the needle and suture material through theedges of the wound and tying the suture carefully in some formof knot which is not liable to slip. The best pattern of knotfor this purpose is variously known as a surgical, Stafford-shire, or reef knot, and is so arranged that when completedthe loose ends fall opposite to one another at right angles tothe wound, and directly over the suture itself. The

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Canine and feline surgery .. . doesnot possess capillarity. Simple interrupted sutures are those in which each suture iscomplete in itself and entirely separated from the others. Theyare made by passing the needle and suture material through theedges of the wound and tying the suture carefully in some formof knot which is not liable to slip. The best pattern of knotfor this purpose is variously known as a surgical, Stafford-shire, or reef knot, and is so arranged that when completedthe loose ends fall opposite to one another at right angles tothe wound, and directly over the suture itself. The
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Canine and feline surgery .. . doesnot possess capillarity. Simple interrupted sutures are those in which each suture iscomplete in itself and entirely separated from the others. Theyare made by passing the needle and suture material through theedges of the wound and tying the suture carefully in some formof knot which is not liable to slip. The best pattern of knotfor this purpose is variously known as a surgical, Stafford-shire, or reef knot, and is so arranged that when completedthe loose ends fall opposite to one another at right angles tothe wound, and directly over the suture itself. The knot maybe left directly in the centre, or, what is probably a better planbecause it causes less irritation, pulled to one side. When theloose ends fall in the same line as the wound and at right angles SUTURES. 5; to the suture the knot is apt to slip or give way ; this is termeda granny knot. Simple interrupted sutures are suitable for many kinds ofsurgical work, and should be inserted from a quarter to half-an-inch apart.. arnolds sons london Fig. 25.Suture bvitton (Pugbs). Pin Sutures are not so commonly used in the surgery ofthe dog and cat as in that of the larger animals. They aremade by passing clean pins through the two edges of the wound,and afterwards twisting aseptic silk, tow, hair, or some suchmaterial over the pin in a figure of 8 fashion. They should