surgical silk

sur·gi·cal silk

thread prepared from the cocoon filaments of glutinous gum that are spun by the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori; can be obtained in various sizes and used as suture material.

sur·gi·cal silk

(sŭrji-kăl silk)
Thread prepared in various sizes and used as suture material.
Synonym(s): silk suture.
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If inadvertently dorsal skin was injured, it was stitched with 4/0 surgical silk (Mersilk 4/0, Ethicon, Route 22 West Somerville, NJ 08876, USA; Tel: +1-9082-18-0707; URL: www.
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The edges of wound were closed using number 2 surgical silk in a simple interrupted suture pattern.
The lower incidence of wound suppuration in destitute Confederate hospitals has been attributed to the fact that they closed wounds with horse-tail hair which was first boiled, whereas the Northern Army used surgical silk which, although a better product, was not sterile,
The skin incision was then closed using number 2 surgical silk suture material in horizontal mattress suture pattern.