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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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15) The antihelical fold can be reshaped using permanent mattress sutures with the Mustarde technique.
The proximal end of the supraspinatus tendons were prepared by attaching a looped Dacron strap with multiple mattress sutures to provide a means to apply load to the repair.
Skin incision was closed by horizontal mattress suture by using silk thread.
Third layer for skin suturing by using polyamide suture material, in interrupted mattress suture pattern.
Horizontal mattress suture were taken at vulvar lips to over come further complication.
After replacing uterus in situ retention sutures of vulva using horizontal mattress suture technique with nylon were taken to prevent reoccurrence (Fig.
In Group-I, the prolapsed mass was repositioned and retained in normal position by Buhner's suture technique as described by Hudson (1986) using sterile polyvinyl infusion set as suture material whereas in Group-II, the mattress suture technique using non-absorbable suture material (cotton thread) and pieces of infusion tubing as covering of thread to prevent tearing of vulvul labia was applied.
Neosporin, 10gm containing Neosporin, Polymyxin b sulphate, Bacitracin Zinc and Neomycin sulphate smeared over the prolapsed mass and repositioned in pelvic cavity, after that one horizontal mattress suture using sterile shoe lashes was applied over vulva involving perineum skin.
Anterior surface scoring was performed with multiple needle forceps following an anterior incision and new antihelical fold was created with 4/0 prolene mattress sutures that were placed in previously marked parallel lines.
The skin and the subcutaneous fat was closed by interrupted polyamide mattress sutures over two suction drains.