Surgical sutures are the medical devices used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery. The application generally involves using a needle with an attached length of thread. A number of different shapes, sizes, and thread materials have been developed over its millennia of history. Surgeons, physicians, dentists, podiatrists, eye doctors, registered nurses and other trained nursing personnel, medics, clinical pharmacists, and veterinarians typically engage in suturing. Surgical knots are used to secure the sutures.
Surgical Sutures are used by your doctor to close wounds to your skin or other tissues. When your doctor sutures a wound, they will use a needle attached to a length of “thread” to stitch the wound shut.
There are a variety of available materials that can be used for suturing. Your doctor will choose a material that’s appropriate for the wound or procedure.