The advantages of stay sutures with tracheostomy

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1981 Nov;63(6):426-8.


The use of stay sutures in tracheostomy is proposed. They can be of help during the performance of the operation and can be of even greater benefit after it. If the tube is displaced from the trachea in the early postoperative period traction on these sutures permits rapid reintubation.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Suture Techniques*
  • Tracheotomy / methods*