A portable tensiometer for assessing surgeon’s knot tying technique

Erich Batra, Peyton T. Taylor, David A. Franz, Mike A. Towler, Richard F. Edlich

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of surgeon’s tying technique on knot security using O and 2-O monofilament and multifilament nylon sutures. By use of an Instron Tensile Tester and a portable tensiometer, knot security was achieved with these sutures using four-throw square knots (1 = 1 = 1 = 1). After didactic and psychomotor skill training, medical students were taught to construct the four-throw square knot using either a two-hand tie or an instrument tie. By use of the portable tensiometer, their knot tying techniques were judged to be superior to those used by a cohort of obstetricians and gynecologists. The surgeon’s faulty technique can easily be corrected by didactic information and psychomotor skill training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Batra, Erich ; Taylor, Peyton T. ; Franz, David A. ; Towler, Mike A. ; Edlich, Richard F. / A portable tensiometer for assessing surgeon’s knot tying technique. In: Gynecologic Oncology. 1993 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 114-118.
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Batra, E, Taylor, PT, Franz, DA, Towler, MA & Edlich, RF 1993, 'A portable tensiometer for assessing surgeon’s knot tying technique', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 114-118. https://doi.org/10.1006/gyno.1993.1018

A portable tensiometer for assessing surgeon’s knot tying technique. / Batra, Erich; Taylor, Peyton T.; Franz, David A.; Towler, Mike A.; Edlich, Richard F.

In: Gynecologic Oncology, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.01.1993, p. 114-118.

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