How to Choose The Best Surgical Suture for Your Practice?

How to Choose The Best Surgical Suture for Your Practice?

When it comes to performing a surgery, the success of the operation not only depends on the skill and knowledge of the surgeon, but also on the equipment and tools used. This is the reason why doctors and surgeons give a high amount of consideration to the needle and the suture to be used in the surgery. Sutures are foreign materials for the body and if not used appropriately or if the suture itself does not happen to be of the expected medical standard, the wound healing process is hampered and the patient may experience trauma. This is why at Smart Medical Buyer, we offer hospitals, care centres and clinics with some of the top quality sutures and medical kits for the best possible operative and post-operative care of the patients.

There are various types of sutures available in the market. There are several factors in play when it comes to selecting the best suture for a patient’s recovery. These factors are

  • The time duration for suture to stay in place
  • The type of tissue where the suture was used
  • Ease of use

The basic different types of sutures are either absorbent or non-absorbent, also varying as per their filament (monofilament or multifilament). Each of these has its own advantages which is why there is no universal rule for choosing the best suture. For example, a monofilament suture would cause less drag and will heal the wound faster but at the same time, will shrink and wear out faster. A multifilament suture on the other hand will provide great tensile strength for the wound to be protected for a longer time but it causes drag and increases the risk of tissue reaction due to prolonged exposure.

There are several materials from which the ideal suture can be made. However being a doctor, you need to be careful while choosing them. The best suture for your patient would be the one that is small in size yet successfully gives tensile strength, holding the wound safely in a secure manner till it completely heals. Without considering these factors, you might choose the wrong suture for the patient, leading to infections or delayed healing. When it comes to major surgeries in which deep incisions are made, the suture should be thick in texture, to allow no exposure whereas minor surgery healing can be done with thinner sutures.

Some other factors to consider include uniform diameter, security of the knot, least tissue reactivity and sterility. While choosing the right suture, doctors also need to consider the drag and the pliability. The ideal suture should have some material coating for reduction of tissue drag that can further assist in overall smooth movement of the suture when the body part or the suture is removed.

Smart Medical buyer understands the importance of choosing the right suture for the care of the patient. This is why our team provides only top quality manufactured sutures for medical use to all leading hospitals and care centres.

Asik Das

Asik Das

Asik has worked for over 9 years in the healthcare and insurance domains. He has extensive experience of working in the cardiology and peripheral intervention markets in India.
Asik Das

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