laceration repair and suturesLaceration repair and suturing are foundational skills for the Emergency Department. This pocket card serves as a quick reference guide for clinicians, and provides a much-needed update and design upgrade from the 2011 PV card on Sutures. This card covers suture/staple removal times, suture sizes, suture material characteristics, special laceration considerations, and suture techniques.

PV Card: Laceration Repair and Sutures

Updated March 9, 2017: Based on feedback from Twitter comments, we added a column on time of effective tensile strength for each suture type, which is different from time of complete absorption.

Hyunjoo Lee, MD

Hyunjoo Lee, MD

Medical Education Fellow
Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Hyunjoo Lee, MD

@EMDocJuju

EM Doc. Former #MedEd Fellow. Tweets are my thoughts (or #FOAMed tidbits I learned from amazing educators), not direct medical advice.
Layla Abubshait, MD

Layla Abubshait, MD

Associate Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jeffersion University
Layla Abubshait, MD

@layla_abubshait

EM attending 🚑APD @einsteinhealth |@toughenoughEM Alumni| MedEd grad🎓@bidmcem @harvardmed COO @aliemteam |pentalingul| my own words🇸🇦🇺🇲