ScholarShift Stories: Suturing with Dr. Zamzow

October 16, 2017

Students learn how to suture and staple skin wounds under the guidance of an orthopedic surgeon.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joel Zamzow visited the Shattuck-St. Mary’s campus on Friday, October 13 to teach participating students how to repair skin wounds as part of a ScholarShift module.

Dr. Zamzow introduced two methods of repair during the module, as students practiced performing sutures and also stapled skin wounds using pigs’ feet to hone their technique. 

Prior to practicing these techniques, Dr. Zamzow explained the fundamental differences in repairing skin with sutures and staples, and walked through the inner workings of the functionality of the hands and feet.

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