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Synonyms for suture

a seam used in surgery

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thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together

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join with a suture

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Philip Physick, the so called father of modern surgery, developed a sturdier absorbable suture made from buck skin.
As an absorbable suture which could tolerate soaking in bile, and no negative reports for its association with iatrogenic bile duct stone formation, we therefore propose that Vicryl could be considerable for biliary surgery.
Currently, device methods have lower complication rates when compared to common absorbable sutures (CAS).
I wonder whether they find delayed absorbable sutures to be as durable as permanent sutures?
There were no complications and the quality of scar was the same at the end of 6 months and recommended the use of absorbable suture material.
Currently available synthetic monofilament absorbable sutures can take as many as 180 days to absorb, and other absorbable options, such as gut sutures, have weaker tensile strength and can be brittle, compromising knot security.
The absorbable suture offerings include a variety of synthetic sutures as well as Surgical Cut Sutures, which are available in either plain or chromic configurations, the chromic gut having been processed to provide a greater resistance to absorption.