mattress suture

noun
mat·​tress suture | \ ˈma-trəs- How to pronounce mattress suture (audio) \

Medical Definition of mattress suture

: 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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“Mattress suture.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mattress%20suture. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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