Absorbable suture is a commonly preferred surgical suture that is absorbed by the body with hydrolysis or enzymatic ways and discarded naturally after implementation. There is no need to remove the sutures with absorbable sutures. With this property, absorbable suture do not leave a foreign object trace in the body.
One of the most commonly used absorbable suture is glycolic acid polymer. These sutures preserve approximately 65% tension until post-operative 14th day. These sutures are used on subcutaneous soft tissues. These sutures have multifilament polyglactin structure and can preserve the tension until day 14-21. These sutures have multifilament polyglactin structure and continues to be tense for a long time (60-90 days). These sutures are preferred for wound closure that requires long-term suture tension.
With the development of absorbable suture and increased opportunities, biologic-based catguts are rarely used today. Catguts are replaced with synthetic polymer structured suture materials that lead to less tissue reaction, preserve the tension for longer time, have higher knot security and enables ease of use. Although catguts are rarely used, these sutures are still preferred in some surgical operations.
Absorbable Suture Usage Area
Absorbable suture are highly versatile due to their unique properties. This leads a wide range of usage areas for absorbable suture. Today, there are numerous absorbable suture types. It is possible to find multifilament and monofilament. Multifilament is formed by braiding multiple fibre thread. Monofilament sutures have single thread. You can read our monofilament and multifilament suture review from here. The main usage areas of absorbable suture are as follows:
- General surgery
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Tissue closure in paediatric surgery
- Skin closures
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Plastic surgery
Boz Medical Absorbable Sutures
Boz Medical as the first medical consumables manufacturer in Turkey manufactures absorbable suture with 70-years of experience and modern facilities that can be easily used. The company can manufacture 12 different types of absorbable suture including anti-bacterial, multifilament, monofilament and catgut. You can view Boz Medical absorbable suture from the table below.