The placement of a perivulvar subcutaneous suture using a Buhner needle is performed primarily to aid in the retention of a prolapsed uterus or vaginal tissue. The suture is generally placed immediately after the replacement of prolapsed tissue. The Buhner needle suture constricts the opening of the vulva making it less possible for the reproductive tissue to prolapse again. This chapter summarizes the step by step procedure and necessary conditions for the placement of the perivulvar subcutaneous suture. It lists the equipment and supplies needed for the placement of the perivulvar suture.
- Buhner needle
- Perivulvar suture