Tie-over bandage: Photo 1


Photo 1: The tie-over bandage is a simple, inexpensive, versatile bandage that is especially useful for covering areas that are otherwise challenging, such as the shoulder, neck, trunk, hip, inguinal region, perineum and caudal thigh.

This tie-over bandage involves placing multiple, loose, simple interrupted sutures into the healthy skin bordering the wound. These sutures will provide the loops to which the bandage will be secured, and should be placed 3mm to 4mm from the wound edge.

It is best to use a large (0 or 2-0) monofilament suture with good knot security. The dressing is applied to the wound bed. The protective outer layer is then secured by lacing umbilical tape through each of the preplaced loops. The tape is tied to itself to provide a firmly attached bandage.This photo shows a difficult inguinal wound.

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Photo 1: Inguinal wound

Photo 2: Inguinal tie-over bandage

Photo 3: Large wound over the dorsum of the trunk

Photo 4: Trunkal tie-over bandage

Photo 5: Alternative technique for suture loop


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