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Preparing a suture for stitching. Surgeon placing a needle with a suture (thread) in a pair of forceps, which are used to ensure a strong grip for stitching during surgery. Sutures (stitches) are used to close surgical cuts. Several sterile materials can be used as a suture, some of which are absorbed by the body and so do not have to be removed once the wound has healed. Photographed at St. Mary's Hospital in Lacor, Gulu, Uganda.
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