tension suture


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re·ten·tion su·ture

a heavy reinforcing suture placed deep within the muscles and fasciae of the abdominal wall to relieve tension on the primary suture line.
Synonym(s): tension suture
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tension suture

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re·ten·tion su·ture

(rē-ten'shŭn sū'chŭr)
A heavy reinforcing suture placed deep within the muscles and fasciae of the abdominal wall to relieve tension on the primary suture line and thus obviate postoperative wound disruption.
Synonym(s): tension suture.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tension suture

A suture used to reduce the pull on the edges of a wound.
See also: suture
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Randomized controlled trials in Iran by Khorgami and colleagues6 in 2012 had compared Tension suture closure and Single Layer closure in high risk cases for wound dehiscence.
The role of tension suture closure should be analysed in diabetes mellitus and other immuno-compromised states where there is risk of delayed wound healing.
The abdomen defect after flap elevation was closed primarily with the help of undermining and tension sutures.