Hey guys , doctor here today , I'm gonna be teaching you how to tie the one handed surgical knot with your right hand .
The reason I like this tie is because it's fast .
Uh It's easier to tie with an instrument or needle still attached to your thread and it makes you look good in the or so let's get started .
Um As always , we have the incision oriented away from us and the needle attached to our purple thread , we're gonna grab our needle with the needle driver and throw a stitch from right to left .
So we've got the needle and probably an instrument attached to the purple string .
I like to call this the post .
Essentially , you're going to hold on tight and not really do too much with your left hand , maybe some positioning , but that's about it .
So let's start tying some nuts to start .
I like to have the thread um dripping across my palm .
In this first move .
I call the karate chop .
You're gonna pinch the string between your thumb and your pointer finger .
Open your hand in karate chop the string , dripping it over your three fingers .
You're gonna take the post and drip it over in the opposite direction .
With your middle finger , you're gonna go over the purple under the white and extend .
You can see that you form a cross with your middle finger and your ring finger .
You're gonna pinch the white string and pull it through the loop you created .
And you can see that we've tied an overhand knot , pull tight .
First knot's done .
The second one starts the same way and essentially securing the string with your lower three fingers .
You're gonna extend your pointer finger and with your thumb to help position it , you can see that we form the shape of a claw .
I like to call this move the claw .
You're gonna take your post and wrap it over your pointer finger in the opposite direction .
Now the next move is the exact same as before .
But this time with your pointer finger , you're gonna go over the purple under the white again , using your thumb to help position it and extend .
Now , we only have one finger so we can't grab the string .
Instead , we're gonna rotate it backwards through this loop and pull our free end through .
We pull a tape , we've got our first square knot .
So to tie a square knot with the one handed technique first , you do a karate chop , then you do a claw .
You get a square knot , let's tie a second square knot .
And this time around we're going to pay attention to which direction we're pulling the strings .
So with our post secured , we're gonna karate chop the string , drape it over , go over under , pinch it and pull it through .
Now , the direction to pull , this depends on the orientation of the string .
When we do the karate chop , you can see that the free end already is pointing away from us .
So with the karate chop , we pull the free end in the direction it already wants to go .
We pull it away from us .
Let's tie the second knot .
Start with the claw , drape it over , go over under and rotate it through .
Now with the claw , its free end is already pointing towards us .
So we pull the free end towards us and we do that .
You can see again that we've got another square knot .
Let's do one more knot .
Um With the one handed technique , this is a little more difficult than the two handed .
So repetition is key .
Just keep practicing this .
So the first knot again , the karate chop , let me drape it over , over under and pull it through and to tighten it , we pull the free end away from us .
The claw over under , rotate it through .
We pull the free end towards us .
It gives us our third square knot .
So we're gonna tie a few more knots .
And uh while we're doing this , I'm going to share our camel fun fact of the day you can see I brought my friend here .
My favorite pair of lacrosse shorts .
Um , contrary to popular belief , the Camel's hump is not made of water , but it is made of 100% fat .
And in the Middle East it's actually a delicacy .
Sounds pretty tasty .
Uh , maybe not for me .
Camels are like my favorite animal .
So , you know , I can't really eat them , but there you go .
Fun fact for the day and , or fourth square knot we got some time .
So let's tie one more karate chop over , under , pulled away from you , the clock over , under , pull it towards you .
So there you go .
That is the one handed tie with your right hand .
Again , repetition is key .
So feel free to watch this video as many times as you'd like and keep practicing this .
Eventually you're gonna get it .
Um The cool thing with the one handed technique is that it's , it allows for an easy way to tie a sliding knot , which I think is one of the more useful knots you can use in the or um check out my other videos for uh for the sliding knot technique .
Thanks for tuning in .
Good luck .