Suturing Techniques in Oral Surgery (Test Only)

Learning Objectives

Chapter 1                       Suturing Techniques In Oral Surgery

  1. State the primary function of sutures.
  2. List the three peculiarities of the oral cavity.
  3. State the three parameters used to measure the strength of a tissue.
  4. Define primary intention and state the three phases.
  5. List several local factors that affect healing.
  6. List several general factors that affect healing.
  7. Describe the inflammatory phase.
  8. Describe the proliferation phase.
  9. Describe the remodeling phase.
  10. Define restitution, tight junctions and anastomotic healing
  11. Define autocrine, paracrine and endocrine.
  12. Describe treatment for sepsis.
  13. List the steps of treatment for surgical wounds.
  14. Define autologous, heterologous and recombinant.
  15. Describe the four types of wounds.
  16. Describe several reactions to sutures.

Chapter 2                       Technological Aspects

  1. Describe the three characteristics of surgical needles
  2. List the parts of the suture needle and several types.
  3. Discuss the history of suture materials and several prerequisites for today’s technology.
  4. Compare monofilaments and multifilaments.
  5. Compare resorbable and non-resorbable sutures.
  6. Describe suture removal and packaging specifications

Learning Objectives

Chapter 3                       Auxiliary Materials

  1. Describe various needle holders.
  2. Compare surgical forceps and anatomical forceps.
  3. Discuss the parts and types of scissors.

Chapter 4                       Clinical Applications

  1. Describe interrupted sutures.
  2. Describe the full surgeon’s knot.
  3. Describe the single-stitch continuous suture.
  4. Compare the external horizontal and external vertical mattress sutures.
  5. Compare the buried horizontal and buried vertical mattress sutures.
  6. Discuss the coronal seal and its importance in oral surgery.
  7. Describe the Gottlow suture.
  8. Describe the figure-of-eight suture.
  9. Describe the anchored suture.
  10. State the advantages and disadvantages of the simple anchored (sling) suture.
  11. Compare the sliding anchored (sling) suture and the criss-cross anchored suture.
  12. State the commonalities of the “H”,”U” and “X” anchored sutures.
  13. State the advantages and disadvantages of the continuous sling suture.
  14. Describe Cornick’s suture technique
  15. Discuss nerve suturing.