Medical Dictionary

mattress suture

noun mat·tress suture \ˈma-trəs-\

Medical Definition of mattress suture

  1. :  a surgical stitch in which the suture is passed back and forth through both edges of a wound so that the needle is reinserted each time on the side of exit and passes through to the side of insertion—called also mattress stitch

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