Types of Suture

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Types of Sutures
1) Surgical Sutures
2) Suture Types
1. Absorbable Sutures
* Polyglycolic Acid Sutures
* Polyglactin 910 Sutures
* Catgut Sutures
* Poliglecaprone Sutures
* Polydioxanone Sutures
2. Non-absorbable Sutures
* Polypropylene Sutures
* Polyamide / Nylon Sutures
* Polyester Sutures
* Silk Sutures
* Polyvinylidene fluoride / PVDF Sutures
* Stainless Steel Sutures
Absorbable and non absorbable sutures
Sutures can be divided into two types – those which are absorbable and will break down harmlessly in the body over time without intervention, and those which are non-absorbable and must be manually removed if they are not left indefinitely. The type of suture used varies on the operation, with the major criteria being the demands of the location and environment and depends on the discretion and professional experience of the Surgeons. * Sutures to be placed internally would require re-opening if they were to be removed. Sutures which lie on the exterior of the body can be removed within minutes, and without re-opening the wound. As a result, absorbable sutures are often used internally; non-absorbable externally. * Sutures to be placed in a stressful environment, for example the heart (constant pressure and movement) or the bladder (adverse chemical presence) may require specialized or stronger materials to perform their role; usually such sutures are either specially treated, or made of special materials, and are often non-absorbable to reduce the risk of degradation. Absorbable sutures include :- Polyglycolic Acid sutures, Polyglactin 910 , Catgut, Poliglecaprone 25 and Polydioxanone sutures. Non-Absorbable sutures include :- Polypropylene sutures, Nylon (poylamide), Polyester, PVDF, silk and stainless steel sutures.  

Monofilament and Multifilament Sutures
Sutures can also be divided into two types on the basis of material structure i.e. monofilament...
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