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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For full-thickness and larger single defects, a double-layer closure is recommended with a full-thickness inner layer (including the mucosa) in which the mucosa is inverted luminally with 3-0 absorbable suture in a running or interrupted fashion followed by a seromuscular outer layer of 3-0 absorbable or silk sutures placed in interrupted imbricating Lembert stitches.
The average time required to approximate one centimeter of wound was 11 seconds with the stapler whereas with silk suture, it was 45 seconds, more than four times longer.
Sriniwas et al (1998) also reported this complication in their cases which was repaired by 1(10-0) silk suture
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The donor's pulmonary artery was trimmed down to the required length and was anastomosed to the recipient's pulmonary artery using continuous 5-0 silk sutures, doubly sewn.
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Surgical treatment, which was performed under local anaesthesia, included a "V" shaped excision of the cleft with direct-layered closure of the lip using a combination of 3/0 vicryl and 3/0 braided silk sutures.