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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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Conclusion: Black silk resulted in most pathogenic surgical site infections, followed by polypropylene and polyglactin 910.
The orbicularis was advanced superotemporally and secured to the outer rim periosteum and temporalis fascia with interrupted buried 4-0 polyglactin sutures.
The posthepatic septum was closed with 5-0 polyglactin 910 using a simple continuous pattern.
Vypro II mesh in hernia repair: Impact of polyglactin on long-term incorporation in rats.
1 polyglactin braided Vicryl[R] suture (Ethicon, Johnson and Johnson, Somerville, New Jersey, USA).
In a 2010 Cochrane Database review, anterior colporrhaphy was associated with more recurrent cystocele formation than standard repairs augmented with polyglactin mesh or porcine dermis inlay, polypropylene mesh as an overlay, or armed transobturator mesh.
The fast-absorbing suture material polyglactin 910 offers the same results as nylon sutures when used to close punch biopsy sites, said Dr.
The abdomen was opened through a 3 cm lateral and transverse incision below the umbilical scar and was closed afterwards by suturing the external rectus abdominis muscle sheath with polyglactin 000.
During the manufacturing process, the human fibroblasts are seeded onto a bioabsorbable polyglactin mesh scaffold.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of antibacterial triclosan polyglactin 910 suture size 1-0