Adjustable sutures in children

J. Mark Engel, David L. Guyton, David G. Hunter

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Although adjustable sutures are considered a standard technique in adult strabismus surgery, most surgeons are hesitant to attempt the technique in children, who are believed to be unlikely to cooperate for postoperative assessment and adjustment. Interest in using adjustable sutures in pediatric patients has increased with the development of surgical techniques specific to infants and children. This workshop briefly reviews the literature supporting the use of adjustable sutures in children and presents the approaches currently used by three experienced strabismus surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-284
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Adjustable sutures in children'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this