silk suture


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silk suture

Etymology: AS, seolc + L, sutura, seam
a braided fine suture material, usually used to close incisions, wounds, and cuts in the skin. It is not absorbed by the body and is removed after approximately 7 days.

silk suture

A suture made of silk. It may be twisted, braided, or floss.
See also: suture

sur·gi·cal silk

(sŭrji-kăl silk)
Thread prepared in various sizes and used as suture material.
Synonym(s): silk suture.

silk suture,

n a braided, fine black suture material, usually used to close incisions, wounds, and cuts in the skin. It is not absorbed by the body and is removed after approximately 7 days.
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Figure 5-19: Silk Suture Market, Europe, 2006 - 2016 (US$) 92
In a separate study, the team found that using absorbable sutures is as effective as silk sutures in surgery for major trichiasis, but that absorbable sutures have the added advantage of eliminating the need for patients to return to a clinic to have the stitches removed.
Silk sutures secure the ETT in place at the submental incision.
And, SYNSYL(TM) is a synthetic absorbable suture created specifically for China to compete with locally manufactured silk sutures that don't offer the same level of performance.
Undeterred, Mishkin approached Deknatel, a manufacturer of silk sutures, and Pleur-evac was introduced to hospitals in New York City in 1967.
Simple interrupted 3-0 silk sutures were used to tack down the jejunum at the ligament of Treitz.