Basic Surgical Knot tying: A step-by-step guide

By Dr Martin Karamanliev, M.D PhD, Head of Clinic, Department of Oncosurgery, Georgi Stranski Hospital Pleven, Bulgaria

The following guides are simple, step-by-step guides to surgical knot tying. The guides illustrate the hand positioning, movements, and suture handling essential to different knot-tying techniques. This guide was created by Dr Martin Karamanliev, who is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Head of the Clinic of the Department of Oncosurgery at the Georgi Stranski Hospital, Pleven, Bulgaria. He has supervised multiple surgical skills courses in Pleven and his experience with teaching these skills to students in invaluable.

Two Handed Knot

The following step-by-step guide to the Two Handed Knot. You can click on the embedded file to view it on full-screen. The Presentation was compiled by Aparajeya Shanker, Intern Physician at the Department of Oncosurgery, Georgi Stranski Teaching Hospital, Pleven, Bulgaria. The photos are taken by Dr Martin Karamanliev, MD PhD.

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