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Size: relating to suture
The diameter of the suture material. Numerical- the number of 0's increases - diameter gets smaller.
Tensile Strength of suture
The amount of tension or pull that a suture will withstand when knotted before it breaks
Natural Absorbable Suture
Suture that is absorbed by the body over a period of time. The suture is dissolved and broken down by body enzymes
Suture that is not dissolved by the body enzymes or hydrolyzed body tissue. Once sewn in, it is considered permanent.
No suture attached to needle-"Eyed Needle" - suture must be threaded through the eye of the needle; as in the French eye needle or Keith needle
Multi suture packets MS
Multiple needles in one packet-labelled as "MS"-contain from 3 to 10 swaged sutures
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