The Surgeon’s knot, aka the “two-handed tie,” is a useful tool to master.  In situations where you are tying under tension or where better control of the suture is required (compared with the instrument tie method), understanding how to make a surgeon’s knot can be invaluable.

The video above uses slow motion, multiple angles, and voiceover to help break down the knot tying process.  Many thanks to Dr. Morgan Gilani, the medical resident whose hands are featured in this video.