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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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Many recent studies compared results of absorbable and non absorbable sutures. Non absorbable sutures were found to have slightly better cosmetic outcome and little post operative pain.
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.
Contract Awarded for Supply of Synthetic,Braided,Coated,Rap Idly Absorbable Suture With Single Needle ( Gynae ).
By Product Type Polyglycolic Acid sutures Polyglactin 910 Catgut absorbable sutures Poliglecaprone 25 Polydioxanone sutures Others By End User Hospitals Clinics Ambulatory Surgical Centers Emergency Medical Services Others Global Absorbable Surgical Sutures Market: Overview Absorbable Surgical Sutures are highly used because Absorbable Surgical Sutures have positive effects like flexibility, making a stronger bond, In longer side chain types reduces tissue reaction.
Absorbable sutures break down after a period of time as the wound heals.
Request for Free Sample Report@ https://www.mrrse.com/sample/2994 Absorbable sutures were introduced into the market some 40 years ago and were earlier made of biological materials such as catgut.
Dallas, TX, November 09, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The APAC Absorbable and Non Absorbable Sutures Market is segmented on the basis of product type, surgery type and geography.
In a separate study, the team found that using absorbable sutures is as effective as silk sutures in surgery for major trichiasis, but that absorbable sutures have the added advantage of eliminating the need for patients to return to a clinic to have the stitches removed.