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Surgical Sutures

Surgical Sutures(Commonly called Stitches) is a medical device used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery. Application generally involves using a needle with an attached length of thread. Most common used needle in sutures is the 3/8 or 1/2 circle needle.Most cardiologist will use the finer or smaller sutures anywhere from 8-0 to 6-0. Sutures typically used on the surface or skin are the 3-0 to 2-0. There are two types of suture:

Absorbable Sutures

are naturally dissolveable and digested by the body's cells and fluids in the area where the Surgical Sutures are embedded during the healing process. These types of Surgical Sutures are typically used internally.

Non-Absorbable Sutures

Cannot be digested by the body and must be removed.These types of Surgical Sutures are typically used for external cuts and incisions.

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