CONTINUOUS HORIZONTAL MATTRESS SUTURE
The continuous version of the horizontal matrix suture transmits the tension of the wound along the entire suture line. The continuous suture technique begins with a simple suture at the end of wound which is knotted. The sutures are then sutured parallel to each other along the wound at various millimetric distances.
The needle entering from one side of the tissue, extends from the epidermis layer of the other tissue to the dermis layer. It then re-enters the dermis layer of the tissue a few mm ahead on its side and enters the epidermis layer of the opposite tissue, exiting the dermis layer. Parallel intermittent lines are formed in this way. In total there are two knots in the tissue; one at the beginning and the other one at the end.