Sutures can basically be divided into two types one is those which are absorbable and which will break down harmlessly in the body over the time with no intervention, and the another one are those which are non-absorbable and that must be removed manually if they are not left open-endedly. The type of the suturesare being used are basically varies on the operation, with the major criteria of being in the demands of the location and the environment and it depends on the discretion and the professional experience of the Surgeons.
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A suture is a filament of material, natural or synthetic, used to tie blood vessels together and to tie tissues together. Suture materials are the earliest and most frequent application of textile materials for closing surgical wounds.
Linen was used as a suture material more than 4,000 years ago. Since then, numerous materials such as ligatures and sutures have been used. It includes: steel wire, gold, silver, dried gut, horse hair, leather straps, bark fibers, silk, linen and tendon.