The following method of suturing in cases of perineoplasty may not be original, though I have never seen it described. If, however, it is not new I feel that I need hardly make further apology for re-presenting so valuable a bit of operative technic.
In a thorough trial on all classes of cases I have found the results uniformly so much better than with the older methods that it seems to me a distinct advance.
The choice of a suture material for use in cases of peri[ill]cal repair is of some moment, and second in importance only to the method of introducing the sutures. I have long since discarded absorbable material such as catgut and kangaroo-tendon on account of the uncertainty of absorption, varying tensile strength and low power of resistance to infection. Of the nonabsorbable materials the so-called silkworm-gut, because of its uniform strength and pliability, makes the ideal