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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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If significant open space is noted behind or superior to the muscle repair, then interrupted stitches of 2-0 chromic suture can be used to approximate tissue and close dead space.
I prefer a #1 chromic suture on a large curved needle (Ethicon GL30, 65-mm tapered needle, 30" looped suture) because the uterine compression suture only needs to maintain suture integrity for a few days to be effective.
Using chromic suture to repair an episiotomy incision is associated with increased postdelivery pain, compared with the use of rapidabsorption polyglactin 910 suture (Vicryl Rapide).
This is done by pulling the broad ligament laterally using the thumb and index and middle fingers, and placing size 0 chromic suture, anterior to posterior, through the myometrium at the lateral margin of the uterus
The conjunctiva and retractor band were incised horizontally below the tarsus, and a porcine collagen matrix graft (Enduragen TM, Stryker, Kalamazoo, MI) was cut into an ovoid configuration and sewn into the posterior lamella defect with interrupted 6-0 chromic sutures.