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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·ter·rupt·ed su·ture

a series of single stitches, the ends of each suture tied together.
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interrupted suture

(ĭn′tə-rŭp′tĭd)
n.
A suture in which each stitch is made from a separate piece of material and fixed by tying the ends together.
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in·ter·rupt·ed su·ture

(in'tĕr-ŭp'tĕd sū'chŭr)
A single stitch fixed by tying ends together.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

in·ter·rupt·ed su·ture

(in'tĕr-ŭp'tĕd sū'chŭr)
A single stitch with tied ends.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Caption: Figure 10: Periocular skin closure was done by 2.0 PDS in interrupted suture pattern.
Watertight closure procedure was performed by using a simple interrupted suture of 6-0 polypropylene.
(12) The heterologous collagen patch was replaced by an autologous coelomic fat patch, and a tension-relieving suture was added to the simple interrupted suture used to close the ventriculus.
[10] Our study is based on comparing continuous suture and interrupted suture (figure of eight) [11] in laparotomy in which the interrupted suture with using figure of eight suture technique is better than continuous suture technique.
In our case, simple interrupted suture with synthetic monofilament absorbable suture material herd good and aided in faster recovery.
The mesh covering the defect was placed over the anterior rectus sheath and anchored there with interrupted sutures prolene 2/0 (onlay fashion).
The tracheal ends were approximated by preplacing 6 simple interrupted sutures of 4-0 polydioxanone (PDS, Johnson & Johnson) on a tapered needle.
A gauge bandage roll was placed over the site of approximation then few interrupted sutures were given to make the bandage stay over sutured wound.
(9) In a study of tracheal resection and anastomosis in rabbits, an interrupted suture pattern provoked less stenosis than a continuous one.
The use of a running suture--starting in the deeper plane at the apex of the myomectomy scar to the base and continuing along the more superficial plane from the base to the apex and tied intracorporeally--has also resulted in a reduced hemoglobin drop, compared with use of an interrupted suture (0.61 vs.