6 tips for keeping the subcuticular knot from popping up through the skin incision

Veterinarians often ask me: “What can I do to prevent my subcuticular end knot from popping up through the skin incision?” This problem can occur more often in the patient that has very little subcutaneous fat.

The knot can be irritating and cause the patient to lick and pick at the incision. By making some small changes, such as making the end knot smaller by using only 3 throws and/or a smaller suture material; and paying attention to details, this problem can be minimized. Watch the video for more details.