The process of stitching body tissue together hasn’t changed much over the last thousand-odd years. Thankfully we no longer use animal materials (hair, tendons, arteries, muscle strips, silk, catgut) or plant materials (flax, hemp and cotton). These days most sutures are made of nicely sterile synthetic polymer fibers.
Whatever material you’re using, hopefully you also have some anaesthetic for the patient.
These illustrations were commissioned by Australian Men’s Fitness magazine.