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suture

1. Surgery
a. catgut, silk thread, or wire used to stitch together two bodily surfaces
b. the surgical seam formed after joining two surfaces
2. Anatomy a type of immovable joint, esp between the bones of the skull (cranial suture)
3. Zoology a line of junction in a mollusc shell, esp the line between adjacent chambers of a nautiloid shell
4. Botany a line marking the point of dehiscence in a seed pod or capsule

Suture

 

the surgical uniting, chiefly by a surgical needle and suture material, of tissues cut during surgery or separated by an injury. Threads made of silk, linen, or Dacron and other polymeric materials are used in superficial sutures. In buried sutures, which are applied to internal organs and tissues, absorbable materials, such as catgut or biologically inert polymeric threads, are used; buried sutures are not removed.

One type of superficial suture, cosmetic suture, which is applied to the face, is made using threads of horsehair or thin ca-pron. Osteorrhaphy (osteosynthesis) is a type of buried suture. Primary, primo-secondary, and secondary sutures are distinguished on the basis of when the sutures are applied, which depends on the type of wound. The sutureless union of tissues is achieved with various adhesives made from polymeric materials (for example, cyanoacrylate) or with metal clamps.

suture

[′sü·chər]
(biology)
A distinguishable line of union between two closely united parts.
(medicine)
A fine thread used to close a wound or surgical incision.
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We safely speculate, that some parents may have preferred absorbable suture compared with polypropylene because of the ease with which the absorbable sutures were removed.
It is not like the traditional absorbable sutures such as chromic catgut.
Tissue reaction and surface morphology of absorbable sutures after in vivo exposure.
After going through these studies the balance of published data tilts towards the use of absorbable suture material like Polyglactin 910 in non infected skin lacerations.
Currently available synthetic monofilament absorbable sutures can take as many as 180 days to absorb, and other absorbable options, such as gut sutures, have weaker tensile strength and can be brittle, compromising knot security.
The TephaFLEX([R]) Absorbable Suture is derived from a new class of polymers called polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA's).
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Usp polyglycolic acid 1- 0 (braided multifilament synthetic absorbable suture, coated) needle: 1/2 round circle, dimension 37 mm, length of thread: 70 - 75 cm
Contract awarded for event 2485/16 multifilament stranded synthetic absorbable suture coated, antibacterial component no.
Contract awarded for acquisition polyglycolic acid usp 4-0, 2-0 and 3-0 (multifilament stranded synthetic absorbable suture coated).
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