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Used to approximate while healing takes place and to ligate blood vessels or ducts during surgery
Brown and Sharp (B&S) guage
Alternate method used to indicate the diameter of stainless steel wires and sutures
Tendency to resist knot slippage. Determines if a knot will lie smooth and remain snug when tied
Causes inflammation, discomfort, delayd healing, or failure to heal, and possible infection
The property of multifilament strands to absorb moisture or body fluids. May draw more bacteria into the would.
Methyl methacrylate. Is used to secure prosthetic implants into bone and in cranioplasty.
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