Double-gloving impairs the quality of surgical knot tying: A randomised controlled trial. World J Surg 2016; 40: 2598–2602.

Published: 16th January 2017

Authors: Battersby CLF, Battersby NJ, Hollyman M, Hunt JA


Some 1466 knots were constructed and tested. Double-gloving reduced the Knot Quality Score for all suture types, P=0.001. The reduction in knot quality was the same for surgeons who often used double-gloving and those who did not.

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