Zip Stitch

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by BenP, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    ZipStitch Needle Free Sutures | Breach Bang Clear

    This looks interesting, I can think of one time where I could have used it. It seems like the blood flow would have had to stop on it's own already.
  2. Flight-ER-Doc

    Flight-ER-Doc Monkey+

    Nothing a butterfly won't do. Cheaper and lighter.

    And you probably shouldn't be defaulting to closing wounds in the field.
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  3. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Hmmm...Interesting. I will have to pick some up. Thanks!
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  4. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I like super glue.
  5. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Not ideal but sometimes fishing line and hook with barb cut off and the eye pounded flat just has to do :)
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  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Just remember to sterilise the improvised suturing kit before use.....

    Upholstery repair needles are also a viable improvised suturing kit option.


    The curved mattress needles are large gauge, so the scar will probably not look pretty....but perhaps in a TEOTWAWKI world...being intimidating looking might be a very useful adaptation.

    Edit: I don't think the sack needle is probably the best option for stitching ball sacks...:oops:
  7. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Can take pretty much any needle and a small piece of stick or whatever and do a cold bend to get a workable suture needle of much smaller size than the mattress needle :) Hot bend works better if you can. LOL what you use for the suture itself is more important than the needle. Nylon or Mono line or thread that can be sterilized. And for kicks if the cut is deep enough throw a sterilized glass marble into before sewing it shut...... It makes a great conversation piece for years to come!
  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Throw a moderate sized sterilised stainless steel ball bearing in....and you're guaranteed regular conversations with TSA agents too. ;)
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2018
  9. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Forgot the words ball bearing....
  11. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    I went with glass marble because I get enough hassle with metal pins in my leg and metal detectors :)
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  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I have taken some small sewing needles and bent them into half circles .
    I have plyers made for bending wire , makes the job easier and smoother.
    Also pack along monofilament for sewing and fishing line .
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  13. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

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  14. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    The idea was to apply differing amounts of tension to the laceration. Had these at the hospital when I worked there, but never saw one get used.
  15. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    The disadvantage in sewing or zip ties is you are creating new wounds.
    I can see the value of sutures if the incision is significantly deeper than a surface bind will draw together.
    Knowing how to suture a wound is quite valuable.
    I have used super glue successfully no complications what so ever.
    As a mechanic, you use the superglue and then use what ever tape you have available, then go back to work.
    For Wounds post, some earth-shaking event and no professional medical is available, being totally on your own people will die of internal bleeding, bullet wounds, knife wounds, injuries due to accidents in debris, without skilled nursing and fundamental surgical skills.
  16. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    for around the farm for the animals … and threating the kids if they do something stupid.
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