All Sewn Up: Am I Choosing the Right Suture for my Procedure?



All Sewn Up: Am I Choosing the Right Suture for my Procedure?

07 Nov 2019
Clinician’s Brief Clinical Theater 2
Soft Tissue Surgery

There are so many suture types and choices to make. Suture material biomechanical characteristics can be matched to the biomechanical characteristics of the different healing tissues to provide optimal support while healing and prevent early failure. In addition, choosing the right swaged needle on suture can make or break your procedure. This session will go through how you chose a suture material, needle type and other crucial choices to make life easier in your OR. Specifically, we will discuss about common tissues/uses and which suture material and needle recommendations.

  • -Suture material and needle choice is critical to success in surgical repair of tissues.
  • -Suture biomechanical characteristics can be used to match the suture to the characteristics of the healing tissues to prevent chances of early failure.
  • -Needle choice is important to allow successful completion of closure and maximise operative efficiency.
Laura Selmic, Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery - The Ohio State University

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