silk suture


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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.
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Caption: Inverting Lembert suture Small tears can be repaired with a single layer of interrupted 3-0 absorbable or permanent silk suture on a tapered needle.
We conclude that the overall incidence of 51% of surgical site infections can be attributed to the usage of black silk suture (black silk 2/0 48.88%, black silk 1/4 2.22%), followed by polypropylene and polyglactin 910.
According to Racey et al, silk sutures produce inflammation after 7 days.
These patients underwent surgical intervention including conjunctival excision, and then traction was applied by passing a silk suture through the proximal neck of the tube.
The 5th costal cartilage and rib were removed and five silk sutures were placed into a 7-mm wound of the myocardium.
Experimental study of silk suture. Arch Surg 1962; 84:698-702.
A 7-0 silk suture was passed underneath the LAD (2-3 mm inferior to the left auricle) and tied.
(24) The flaps were sutured with 4.0 silk (Silk suture, Johnson & Johnson, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil), which was removed after 7 days under general anesthesia.
Lateral canthal tendon reconstructed using silk suture.
The two edges of skin flap were apposed with horizontal mattress suture pattern using silk suture. Excised mass was subjected to histopathological examination.
The tracheostomy tube stump was fixed in the endotracheal tube and the junction secured with silk suture as shown in figure 1.