Intervention Review

Continuous and interrupted suturing techniques for repair of episiotomy or second-degree tears

  1. Christine Kettle1,*,
  2. Therese Dowswell2,
  3. Khaled MK Ismail3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 14 NOV 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000947.pub3

How to Cite

Kettle C, Dowswell T, Ismail KMK. Continuous and interrupted suturing techniques for repair of episiotomy or second-degree tears. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD000947. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000947.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Staffordshire University, Beaconside, Staffordshire, UK

  2. 2

    The University of Liverpool, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK

  3. 3

    University of Birmingham, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Birmingham, UK

*Christine Kettle, Staffordshire University, Faculty of Health, Blackheath Lane, Beaconside, Staffordshire, ST18 0AD, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 14 NOV 2012


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