Basic Knowledge of Surgical Sutures

Feb. 27, 2018

Maybe most of us know that surgical sutures include Absorbable Surgical Sutures, Non Absorbable Surgical Sutures. What do you know else about surgical sutures?

Suture diameter of surgical sutures

Selection of suture the most basic principle is: try to use fine and pull large, minimal response to tissue suture. The thickness of a variety of suture to number and zero indicates that the greater the number indicates the more coarse suture; suture diameter unit is mm, often with a few 0 to represent. Smaller sutures, the more the number 0. For example, 6 0 nylon lines than 4 0 nylon line fine. But the actual thickness depends on the material of the suture. For example, the same 5 0, catgut than polypropylene synthetic wire (ProleneTM) thick. On the thickness of the principle of choice is to be able to withstand the wound under the conditions of tension, as much as possible to choose the suture.

Elasticity of surgical sutures

Elastic refers to the ability of the suture to recover its original length and shape after being swollen by the wound. Elastic sutures (such as NovafilTM polybutene ester synthetic line), tissue edema in the organization is not easy to cut, and edema will not loose after the eradication, the wound is not easy to split.


Absorbable Surgical Sutures