Video: Wound Closure, Part 3: Placing Sutures

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In part 3 of this video series, Joe Alton MD, FACOG, FACS teaches the placement of sutures to close a skin laceration in a pig’s foot. He discusses what type of skin suture closure is best suited for the non-medically trained in austere environments and much more.

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