General Surgery

Ligatures

Strangle knot- shown more effective than a transfixation suture and is considered easier to tie than a Miller’s knot.

Miller’s knot with needle holders

Transfixation ligatures are preferred over regular surgeons knots to prevent the ligature from sliding off

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Large Animal Surgery - Supplemental Notes by Erin Malone, DVM, PhD; Elaine Norton, DVM PhD; Erica Dobbs, DVM; and Ashley Ezzo, DVM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.