The surgeon sutured the incision.
the doctor cleaned, sutured, and bandaged the wound
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The incision is closed with sutures or adhesive strips, and a sling is placed on your arm to immobilize the arm and shoulder and prevent lead dislodgment.1
From start to finish, pacemaker surgery takes around 30 minutes.—Jennifer Whitlock, Rn, Msn, Fn, Verywell Health, 24 Oct. 2023 Doctors found during an ultrasound that the C-section incision was closed with string or thread and not with the standard suture material, which detectives said could have led to her infection.—Sara Smart, CNN, 13 Aug. 2023 This heavy-duty fiber could one day be used for surgical sutures, wound dressings, armored vests and structural materials for vehicles.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Oct. 2023 The new date coincides with the time when Nuna began to splinter, thinning along the geologic sutures where earlier continents had collided, Dr. Olierook said.—Maya Wei-Haas, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Records show his 5-year-old daughter, Toni, died in 1974 after the sutures used to fix her congenital heart defect tore.—Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune, 9 Aug. 2023 This injury needed several procedures in the shelter’s trauma hospital to clip and clean it including an initial surgery and sutures to close the wound.—The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 21 July 2023 Surgical set Critical items would have included an amputation saw, tourniquet, trephines (for slicing into the skull), bone forceps, a large amputation knife, several smaller knives and suture needles.—Will McCarthy, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 June 2023 The wish list for the next shipment includes surgical instruments, gauze, bandages, water filters, tourniquets, suture materials, electrocardiogram machines, surgical gowns, sterile drapes, and more, said George Samson, president & CEO of World Medical Relief.—Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2022
With supplies running low, some people were cut and sutured without anesthesia.—Rozina Ali, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2023 Forests are set ablaze or leveled by chainsaws, quickly and indiscriminately; planters then suture avocado saplings onto the barren earth.—Alexander Sammon, Harper's Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 On the porch of a hut, the nurse, José Luis Fernández, cleaned the wound, injected an anesthetic and sutured the cut.—Julie Turkewitz Federico Rios, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Usually, it would be removed after closing the uterine incision (and before the skin is sutured).—Jon Haworth, ABC News, 5 Sep. 2023 At Beth Israel Deaconess, students toured the emergency room, attended a lecture about how medical professionals’ biases affect care for minorities, and learned how to suture.—Macie Parker, BostonGlobe.com, 24 July 2023 His duties included conducting intake interviews, prescribing medications, and suturing.—Yoko Ogawa, The New Yorker, 20 July 2023 There was this 11-year-old boy learning how to suture trauma wounds with one of the military medics.—Terence McGinley, New York Times, 28 June 2023 But the biggest challenge was inherent to the design: a 360-degree wraparound ribbon of four-foot-tall windows that horizontally bisect the entire studio, as if its peaked roof had been sliced clean and then sutured back on with glass.—Kurt Soller Angela Hau, New York Times, 5 May 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin sutura seam, suture, from sutus, past participle of suere to sew — more at sew