This video includes demonstrations of the pitch-and-catch and push-push-pull suturing techniques. The pitch-and-catch technique involves using forceps to remove the needle from the tissue and transfer it back to the needle driver. In contrast, the push-push-pull technique requires reloading the needle while it is still within the tissue without using forceps. This technique is valuable when forceps are being used for retraction or tissue stabilization during fine suturing. Though often used interchangeably during an operation, these 2 techniques require inherently different skills.
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