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suture

 [soo´chur]
1. sutura.
2. a stitch or series of stitches made to secure apposition of the edges of a surgical or traumatic wound; used also as a verb to indicate application of such stitches.
3. material used in closing a wound with stitches. adj., adj su´tural.
Various types of sutures. From Dorland's, 2000.
absorbable suture a strand of material that is used for closing wounds and becomes dissolved in the body fluids and disappears; types include surgical gut, tendon, and some synthetics.
apposition suture a superficial suture used for exact approximation of the cutaneous edges of a wound.
approximation suture a deep suture for securing apposition of the deep tissue of a wound.
buried suture one placed within the tissues and concealed by the skin.
catgut suture an absorbable suture made from surgical gut.
cobbler's suture double-armed suture.
collagen suture a suture made from the tendons of cattle, chemically treated, purified, and processed into strands; it is most often used in ophthalmologic surgery.
continuous suture one in which a continuous, uninterrupted length of material is used.
coronal suture the line of union between the frontal bone and the parietal bones.
cranial suture the lines of junction between the bones of the skull.
Czerny's suture
1. an intestinal suture in which the thread is passed through the mucous membrane only.
2. union of a ruptured tendon by splitting one of the ends and suturing the other end into the slit.
Czerny-Lembert suture a combination of the Czerny and the Lembert sutures.
double-armed suture one made with suture material threaded through a needle at each end. Called also cobbler's suture.
false suture a line of junction between apposed surfaces without fibrous union of the bones.
Gély's suture a continuous stitch for wounds of the intestine, made with a thread having a needle at each end.
interrupted suture one in which each stitch is made with a separate piece of material.
lambdoid suture the line of union between the upper borders of the occipital and parietal bones, shaped like the Greek letter lambda.
Lembert suture an inverting suture used in gastrointestinal surgery.
lock-stitch suture a continuous hemostatic suture used in intestinal surgery, in which the needle is, after each stitch, passed through the loop of the preceding stitch.
mattress suture suturing with the stitches parallel to the wound edges (horizontal mattress suture) or at right angles to them (vertical mattress suture).
purse-string suture a type of suture commonly used to bury the stump of the appendix, a continuous running suture being placed about the opening, and then drawn tight.
relaxation suture any suture so formed that it may be loosened to relieve tension as necessary.
retention suture a reinforcing suture made of exceptionally strong material such as wire, and including large amounts of tissue in each stitch. Used to relieve pressure on the primary suture line and to decrease the potential for wound dehiscence.
sagittal suture the line of union of the two parietal bones, dividing the skull anteroposteriorly into two symmetrical halves.
squamous suture the suture between the pars squamosa of the temporal bone and parietal bone.
subcuticular suture a method of skin closure involving placement of stitches in the subcuticular tissues parallel with the line of the wound.
synthetic absorbable suture an absorbable suture produced from strands of polymers; the most commonly used materials are polyglactin 910 (Vicryl) and polyglycolic acid (Dexon); the latter is more rapidly absorbed. Synthetic absorbable sutures are absorbed by slow hydrolysis, a chemical process in which the polymer reacts with tissue fluids, causing a breakdown of the molecular structure of the material at a predictable rate and with minimal tissue reaction.
vertical mattress suture a suture whose stitches are at right angles to the edges of the wound, taking both deep and superficial bites of tissue; the superficial ones achieve more exact apposition of the cutaneous margins. When the suture material is pulled tight, the wound edges evert.

con·tin·u·ous su·ture

an uninterrupted series of stitches using one suture; the stitching is fastened at each end by a knot.

continuous suture

n.
A suture made from an uninterrupted series of stitches and fastened at each end by a knot.

con·tin·u·ous su·ture

(kŏn-tin'yū-ŭs sū'chŭr)
An uninterrupted series of stitches using one suture; the stitching is fastened at each end by a knot.
Synonym(s): uninterrupted suture.

con·tin·u·ous su·ture

(kŏn-tin'yū-ŭs sū'chŭr)
An uninterrupted series of stitches using one suture; the stitching is fastened at each end by a knot.
Synonym(s): uninterrupted suture.
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0003) is more with continuous suture technique than interrupted suture technique (figure of eight), this indicates that interrupted closure with figure of eight technique has significantly lesser complications as compared with continuous suture.
Surgeons rated the degree of surgical difficulty using continuous suture with intraoperative knots as nearly twice as great, with a mean score of 6.
In a developing economy where the cost of operation and loss of working days in the service sector due to postoperative morbidity is a primary concern, the non-mesh adult inguinal hernia repair with continuous sutures of external oblique aponeurosis promises to get rid of these impediments to quality health care by reducing the operating time for the large number of patients, decreased immediate and long-term post-operative morbidity, earlier return to full time employment and thus reduce the net cost of the operation.
2]), while bootlace continuous suture were applied in 3 cases (Group [B.
The urethral incision was also closed using 3-0 catgut in simple continuous suture pattern.
The subcutaneous tissues was closed in two layers, using number 2-0 chromic catgut placed in simple continuous suture pattern.
End-to-end anastamosis was achieved using 2-0 polyglycolic acid in a modified simple continuous suture followed by a second layer of Cushing pattern (Fig.
After uterine suturing, uterus was detorted and muscles and peritoneum were sutured by simple continuous suture with help of silk thread.
Retained placenta removed immediately before closure of incision of healthy uterus, it is closed with 2-0 chromic catgut suture material in double layer closure, first layer a simple continuous suture pattern followed by a second layer continuous cushing pattern.
The edges of torn vaginal wall were sutured with simple continuous suture using No.
In the first layer, the mucosa was closed with continuous suture pattern, sub mucosa and muscularis were closed with the cushing pattern using 2-0 chromic catgut.
The deep tissues were closed with simple continuous suture pattern using chromic catgut size no 2/0.

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