Variability of surgical knot tying techniques: do we need to standardize?

  title={Variability of surgical knot tying techniques: do we need to standardize?},
  author={Lars Fischer and Thomas Bruckner and Beat Peter M{\"u}ller-Stich and J{\"o}rg H{\"o}er and Hanns-Peter Knaebel and Markus W. B{\"u}chler and Christoph M. Seiler},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
Knot tying is regarded as a basic surgical skill. However, there is no consensus in the literature on the best/safest technique. The aim of this study was to survey the various techniques used by German surgeons at the different stages of their training. A knot tying technique was defined based on three criteria, i.e., both thread ends are crossed at the beginning at least two throws tied pulling at the same free end of the thread (standing part) and at least one knot tied changing the standing… CONTINUE READING