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Board Review Surgery

Suture 101

Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM

Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM familiarizes the viewer with the basic types of suture materials available and their general application in lower extremity surgery. This presentation includes a discussion of the various common absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures, how they are classified, and general suture techniques which are commonly utilized by foot and ankle surgeons.

CPME (Credits: 0.5)

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  • Pre-Test

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    Lecture Transcript

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Distinguish between the absorbable and nonabsorbable suture materials available
  2. Discuss various types of suture materials available
  3. Discuss various types of needles and there applications
  4. Identified commonly employed closure techniques
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CPME (Credits: 0.5)

    PRESENT eLearning Systems, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

    PRESENT eLearning Systems, LLC has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hours.

    Release Date: 01/01/2016 Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

  • Author
  • Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM

    PRESENT RI Associate Editor
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
    USC GHS Center for Amputation Prevention
    Greenville, SC

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