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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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In the past, large Mulberry knots were used with this technique; however, these knots were larger and not as strong as vertical mattress sutures, which are used today.
These devices also have lower mechanical strength than the inside-out vertical mattress sutures.
The sutures are tied over the tibial cortex, and the remainder of the meniscus is again repaired with inside-out vertical mattress sutures.
This slight expansion of the skin of the lobe rim, combined with the eversion of the wound edges on the tip of the lobe produced by the use of the mattress sutures, has prevented notching in our cases.
The remaining cartilage is then stented to the medial crural feet with septal-columellar mattress sutures.
The two stumps were then tied to each other using horizontal mattress sutures from anterior to posterior using #1 absorbable mattress sutures.
Vertical mattress sutures can be used to evert wound edges when closing tension remains problematic.
The incision is closed with vertical mattress sutures and heals well.