Common mistakes made when doing an instrument tie

The instrument tie is by far the most commonly used suture tying technique used by veterinarians.  The two most common mistakes  made by practitioners that I see are what I call the “one-sided pull” and of course the Granny knot.  Watch this short video and see if you recognize your suturing technique here.  Sometimes we are simply not aware that we are making these mistakes; fortunately, they are very easy to correct!