Excellence in Dermatology™
Excellence in Dermatologic Surgery™
Excellence in Medical Dermatology™
Excellence in Dermatopathology™

Return to program book search

Session Information

FRM F088 - Innovative Suture Techniques Update

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 103/105

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Cyndi Jill Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Jonathan Kantor, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the wide variety of suturing techniques that are available to the dermatologic surgeon.
  • Identify innovative and uncommon suturing techniques that have great utility and purpose depending on the nature of the defect and closure type.
  • Develop the confidence to try new suturing techniques to decrease surgical complications and improve surgical outcomes.

This session will focus on the breadth of stitching techniques, including standard stitches that can be improved with slight variations, less well-known stitches that are of great utility, and innovative stitches that have promise to become standard stitches as their utility is realized. The stitching techniques will adhere to the principles of providing excellent wound edge eversion, maximizing wound edge blood supply, minimizing tension at defect edges, and optimizing surface stitching techniques for excellent cosmetic results. This is a hands-on session where attendees will be able to practice suture techniques.