Biological Properties of Suture Materials

  • Onur Başçı
  • Umut AkgunEmail author
  • F. Alan Barber


Suture is a general term for all materials used to stitch torn tissues. Sutures can be synthetic or natural and have a monofilament or braided construction. Through the history of mankind, various materials were tried to serve this purpose. Plants such as flax, hemp, and cotton and animal tissues such as hair, tendon, silk, and intestines are some examples. The oldest, known suture was on a mummy in ancient Egypt on 1100 BC, and the first written description on surgical wound suturing belongs to the Indian physician Sushruta in 500 BC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.9 Eylül UniversityİzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Plano Orthopedic Sports Med CenterPlanoUSA

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