Literature Review of Suture Materials

  • Ersin Erçin
  • Mustafa Karahan


Sutures are used on a daily basis in orthopedic surgery for a wide variety of purposes. Although mostly depended onto the surgeon preferences, the selection of suture material is based on the tissues to be repaired. As surgical procedures and the handled tissues vary, it is important to understand the basic types of the suture materials. Synthetic suture materials overcome the use of natural suture materials for years. With modern sutures, it is likely to perform many surgical procedures with more confidence. This review will cover several different features of suture materials that are commonly used.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Assoc. Prof. of OrthopedicsBakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Professor of Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyAcibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Intermed Doktor OfisleriCaddebostan MahallesiIstanbulTurkey

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