nonabsorbable suture


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nonabsorbable suture

(nŏn′əb-zôr′bə-bəl, -sôr′-)
n.
A surgical suture made from a material unaffected by the biological activities of the body tissues and therefore permanent unless removed.

nonabsorbable suture

A suture made from a material that is not absorbed by the body, such as silk, polymers, cotton, or wire. These sutures ultimately are removed or are placed in tissue deep to the skin where their presence will have minimal long-term consequences.
See also: suture
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Identify the rectovaginal septum and attach it to the medial fascia of the levator ani and reconstructed perineal body with permanent, nonabsorbable sutures.
No difference was found in the rates of infection and dehiscence between the two groups and they concluded that the use of plain catgut absorbable sutures in the repair of traumatic lacerations in children appears to be an acceptable alternative to nonabsorbable sutures.
Place several nonabsorbable sutures through the medial aspect of each uterosacral ligament, working from lateral to medial to minimize the risk of ureteral trauma.
Many larger earlier studies and Weiland et al (14) study, advocated the use of monofilament nonabsorbable suture material for closure of laparotomy wounds.
Fiberwire[TM] tape (Arthrex, Naples, FL) has recently been introduced as an alternative nonabsorbable suture.
Most authors advise against attempts to excise the hernia sac and think that freshening the edges of the ring with closure of the defect using continuous or interrupted stitches with nonabsorbable sutures is sufficient.