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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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12) The heterologous collagen patch was replaced by an autologous coelomic fat patch, and a tension-relieving suture was added to the simple interrupted suture used to close the ventriculus.
3,4,6) Placing simple interrupted sutures allows more precise apposition of tracheal segments compared with results obtained by using a simple continuous suture technique.
4) The technique chosen for this macaw was the use of multiple simple interrupted sutures around the circumference of the trachea to approximate the 2 cartilaginous rings at their annular ligament.
This complements the automatic Touche(R) device that deploys up to 60 interrupted sutures and is used primarily for Gastric Bypass, and Plastic Surgery.
The bilateral scrotal flaps by inverted V incision were anastomosed end-to-end with interrupted sutures from the beginning portion of the inverted V design to the lowest portion of the scrotal flap.
The soft tissues were then reinforced using interrupted sutures.
The device uses a needle free suturing system and allows the surgeon to deploy up to 50 interrupted sutures.
A: Holding forceps or mosquito clamp, the foreskin inner and outer lamina of incision were interrupted sutures closely to wound edge and the stitching thickness was no more than 0.
Reconstruction of the uterus is via interrupted sutures beginning from the lower uterine segment anteriorly and posteriorly until joining at the fundus.
The skin is closed with 1 or 2 interrupted sutures of 4-0 or 5-0 absorbable suture material.
With the common tie-over bolster technique described by Schramm and Myers in 1980, stent material is secured by the placement of interrupted sutures along the edges of the defect.
The subcoronal incision was repaired with 3-0 rapid-vicryl with simple interrupted sutures.