Produced from Polyglactin 910
Braided for easy handling and secure knot tying
Coated for smooth passage through tissue and easy knot tie down
Synthetic for minimal tissue reaction
Tensile strength – 5 days post implantation = 50% original strength remaining
All of the original tensile strength is lost by approximately 10-14 days post implantation
Rapid absorption by hydrolysis, fully absorbed in 42 days
External suture material typically falls off 7-10 days post operative, or can be wiped off subsequently with a sterile gauze
Normally the removal of the suture is not required.
Sutures, stitches and staples are used for the same purpose - to close wounds or surgical incisions - but they are not the same
Surgical suture is a medical device used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery.
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