Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0749-8063(99)70064-2
Title: How to switch posts without rethreading when tying half-hitches
Authors: Chan, K.C. 
Burkhart, S.S.
Keywords: Half-hitch
Knot tying
Shoulder arthroscopy
Sliding knots
Issue Date: 1999
Source: Chan, K.C., Burkhart, S.S. (1999). How to switch posts without rethreading when tying half-hitches. Arthroscopy 15 (4) : 444-450. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0749-8063(99)70064-2
Abstract: Arthroscopically tied stacked half-hitch knots and sliding knots are best locked with half-hitches on alternating posts. It is possible to switch posts without rethreading the suture through the knot tier by flipping the half-hitch. This article describes extra- and intra-articular techniques for flipping half-hitches to switch posts. The post switching is most easily accomplished by transforming the half-hitch to an intermediate flat knot with symmetrical throws. This intermediate step is imperceptible when the sequence of actions is rapid. An over-under half-hitch becomes an under-over half- hitch when the post is switched.
Source Title: Arthroscopy
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/38480
ISSN: 07498063
DOI: 10.1016/S0749-8063(99)70064-2
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