Surgical Suture for Wound Closure
Surgical Suture is a medical needle-thread combination that is used in operating theatres or general surgeries to close open wounds. Different shaped needles with absorbable or non-absorbable sutures of different suture sizes are used for such procedures. Most modern suture material is synthetic.
Absorbable Suture in the Surgery
Absorbable suture is a needle-thread combination, where the thread does not need to be removed from the wound because it dissolves after a certain time period. As a result, this suture type can be used on body parts that are difficult to access, where the removal of the stitches would need another surgical procedure.
For a particularly long absorption time, we recommend the use of Surgicryl Monofilament. The monofilament suture material passes smoothly through tissue, is very easy to knot and can be used in urology, for slowly healing wounds, and for abdominal wall closure.
Surgicryl Rapid from SMI, on the other hand, stands out thanks to its particularly quick absorption time. The braided and polyglycollic acid coated multifilament suture is completely absorbed after only 42 days, which makes it ideal for fast healing wounds.
Additionally, we offer a large assortment of needle-thread combinations, like the high-quality Vicryl Plus from Ethicon. The absorbable thread has an antibacterial coating to protect the patient's wound from bacterial infections e.g., from staphylococcus aureus.
Non-Absorbable Suture Material for Wound Closure
Nonabsorbable suture consists of a surgical needle and a robust thread that needs to be removed at a later time. Available as monofilament and multifilament suture, the threads can be made of a variety of materials, like polyamid or polyester.
At Praxisdienst, you will find the non-absorbable SMI Polyester Suture, which is made from braided polyfilament to offer great flexibility and tear-resistance. As a result, the medical suture is particularly popular for suturing skin or tendons.
Additionally, we offer monofilament suture material like Dafilon blue, e.g., for intracutaneous & subcutaneous skin closure, or Supramid black. The non-braided thread has minimum tissue reaction thanks to its smooth surface, has high tensile strength and can be used, e.g., for skin closure. Additionally, monofilament sutures often have a reduced bacterial adherence compared to polyfilament sutures.
Effective wound closure starts at the choice of materials. The shape of the needle (needle curvature, needle body, needle tip and size) and the type, length and thickness of the thread have to be taken into account. In the Suture category, we offer you a large selection of ready-to-use and individually sterile packed needle-thread combinations with different needle types and thread lengths.
Do you have any questions regarding our suture material, needles or thread types? Or do you need additional supplies for your surgery, like a needle holder or surgical drapes? Feel free to contact us - our customer service will gladly assist you.