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What are Sutures?
After an injury or a surgery, Surgical Sutures are used to hold the body tissues together. A needle with the attached length of thread is used in order to apply. Over the millennia of history, a number of shapes, sizes and thread materials have been developed.  Podiatrists, eye doctors, surgeons, physicians, dentists, registered nurses and other trained nursing personnel, medics, and clinical pharmacists typically engage in suturing. Sutures are secured by Surgical knots.

 

Types of Sutures:
1. Absorbable Sutures: These are made of naturally occurring material like chromic catgut (consists of processed collagen taken from the submucosa of animal intestines) that break down naturally inside the body. In order to avoid the breakdown within 7 days, the material is treated with chromium salts to maintain its strength for 3 months. There are also synthetic absorbable sutures made using Vicryl and Monocryl polymers, which are broken down by hydrolysis and are known to help reduce tissue reactions that have been linked with chromic gut.

2. Non-Absorbable Sutures: These are made from steel, nylon, Prolene, silk, cotton, and Mersilene, among others that cannot be broken by body's enzyme or hydrolysis. They are removed after the skin has achieved a certain amount of tensile strength. The time of removal varies on the location of the suture present. For example, facial sutures are removed within 3 to 4 days, while scalp and trunk sutures in 5 to 7 days. Arm or leg sutures, on the other hand, are removed 7-10 days after the surgery, while foot sutures take the longest to regain strength, usually taking up to 10 to 14 days.

 

Benefits of Sutures:

  • Repairs skin tissue
  • Facilitates proper skin healing
  • Minimises bleeding
  • Minimises bacterial contamination

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