Dr. Schulz has presented a series of new suture techniques at the
Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons meeting this June in
Santa Fe, New Mexico and at the IVMA conference this past
summer. He has been using and perfecting these techniques for
several years. They may even be used on your animals!
|Innovative Suture Techniques
Created By Dr. Schulz
|Dead Space Closure
This technique is often used after the removal of a large
tumor, usually fatty lipomas.
|High Tension Skin Closure Technique
This technique is used commonly after a cancerous mast cell
tumor or a large area of skin is removed.
|The Tube Knot
This technique is actually an old fly fishing knot the doctor
uses during ACL repairs and other orthopedic surgeries.
|Reduced Licking Laceration Repair
When an animal comes in with a laceration the doctor
cleans, but does not shave the wound and closes it with a
continuous suture pattern. This way the animal can’t find the
stitches and reduces the chances that they will lick them out.
- The tumor is removed from the animal.
- The Incision area is stitched up.
- A continuous suture is placed around the incision to close
up the dead space left from the tumor.
- The laceration is numbed with
a local anesthetic and is
- The laceration is carefully
closed with a continuous
suture, without trimming the
hair around the area.
- The wound becomes virtually
invisible to the animal.
- The tumor is surgically
removed from the animal.