wire suture


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wire suture

Etymology: AS, wir + L, sutura
a stainless steel or silver wire used for uniting bone fracture fragments or in dentistry.

wire suture

A suture of varying gauges of metal (usually stainless steel) that may be used in a wide variety of applications, including wound closure, intestinal repair, and the repair of sternotomies.
See also: suture
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Procurement Sanitare- Wire Suture Materials According Specification Batches Therein to This Ad
30 separate lots for the supply of wire suture free and mounted on needle, required Union Purchase between Member Companies Area Great North Emilia (USL and Hospital of Modena, USL and Hospital of Reggio Emilia, USL and Hospital USL of Parma and Piacenza).
In paramedian laparotomies, Goligher (7) in 1975 reported one burst abdomen and no incisional hernias among 108 cases, using all coats interrupted steel wire sutures.
Our case required full detachment and transnasal canthopexy with steel wire sutures to reconstruct the tendon.
Other findings may be broken or rotated wire sutures.
In the case of the Spanish heart surgeon, Jaime Guardia of the Universitat Autonoma in Barcelona and his colleagues determined that the surgeon probably passed hepatitis C along when he was closing the sternum with wire sutures.