How to properly use the Subcuticular Suture Pattern to Close a Skin Incision

The subcuticular suture pattern should not be confused with the subcutaneous one. The subcuticular is a skin closure pattern while the subcutaneous is a, well, subcutaneous tissue closure pattern. Typically, the bites for the subcutaneous are made perpendicular to the skin and ensuring that the fibrous fascia of the subcutaneous is layer is captured. 

The subcuticular bites are typically taken parallel to the skin incision and capture the that very superficial subdermal tissue. 

Watch the video, this is easier to demonstrate than to explain.