medicalstate: A Brief Guide to Sutures. My current repertoire consists of the simple (over and inverted), subcuticular, horizontal mattress, vertical mattress, and lock-stitch sutures. This set of skills takes care of most problems.
For those who don't remember Latin roots, here are some common medical prefixes and postfixes. Designed for doctors/nurses in training, but since many of us have to make our own medical decisions, it could be useful for anyone.