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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.
At this time, the bird was anesthetized and the open wound in the pectoral muscle was debrided and closed with a horizontal mattress suture. Concentrations of ALT (2.4 [micro]kat/ L [145 U/L]) and creatinine phosphokinase (12.6 [micro]kat/L [756 U/L]) were considerably lower than previous values but were still slightly increased.
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.
Specific suturing techniques include the vertical mattress suture, the running continuous suture, the running subcuticular suture, the corner stitch, and the Donnati stitch.
2 and horizontal mattress suture by using nylon size no.
Another way to accomplish the same goal is to place an absorbable through-and-through mattress suture to hold both middle turbinates to the septum.
A multiple fenestrated catheter was fixed outside the mesh with muscle tissue to drain out the inflammatory fluids and subcutaneous tissue was closed with no.1 Polygalactin 910 and skin was sutured with horizontal mattress suture using silk no.
Subcutaneous tissue was closed routinely and the skin was closed by horizontal mattress suture pattern using Polyamide suture no.
2) by overlapping mattress suture. After suturing, tumor was removed by making incision, one inch away from suture line.
But he began with prevention, noting that more than 2 decades ago he and his coinvestigators demonstrated that running horizontal mattress sutures for primary closures of facial wounds provide better cosmetic results, with a final scar that's smoother and flatter than the more commonly used simple running sutures (Dermatol Surg.
The rectus fascial sling was re-approximated with two mattress sutures of Vicryl in an overlapping fashion to re-establish support to the urethra.