mattress suture

noun

mat·​tress suture ˈma-trəs- How to pronounce mattress suture (audio)
: 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 2 Feb. 2023.

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