Laparoscopic Suturing

Aim:  To tie a single knot with one double-throw and two single-throws.

Skill: Endoscopic single knot tying.

Instruments: Two needle drivers (or one needle driver and one grasper) and a braided suture 3-0 with curved needle (approx. 20cm length).

Errors:

  • Stitch beyond 1mm of the black dots in one or both dots
  • A gap remains in the slit of the penrose drain after tying the knot
  • A slipping knot
  • The penrose drain comes loose from the board
  • The penrose drain is torn apart

Target time: 360 seconds