Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
To better understand surgeon preference when using synthetic, absorbable, monofilament suture by comparing two similar appearing FDA-approved sutures, Monosyn (Aesculap) and Monocryl (Ethicon).
Physicians have used suture to close wounds for at least 4,000 years. Archaeological records from ancient Egypt show that Egyptians used linen and animal sinew to close wounds. In ancient India, physicians used the pincers of beetles or ants to staple wounds shut. They then cut the insects' bodies off, leaving their jaws (staples) in place. Other natural materials used to close wounds include flax, hair, grass, cotton, silk, pig bristles, and animal gut.
The fundamental principles of wound closure have changed little over 4,000 years. Successful closure of wound involves surgical techniques coupled with knowledge of the physical characteristics and handling of the suture and needle. The selection of proper suture material in closing any surgical defect is important in wound healing, minimizing infection, and achieving optimal cosmetic and functional results.
A great deal of progress has been made since Egyptian times with regard to suture materials and manufacturing processes. Today, sutures are available with a wide variety of characteristics, configuration, manipulability, coefficient of friction, solubility, strength, and immunogenic properties. Yet, sutures are currently rather crudely classified based on a numeric scale according to diameter and tensile strength; descending from 10 to 1, and then descending again from 1-0 to 12-0. This study aims to explore the factors that are important to a surgeon when choosing sutures via evaluating surgeon preference for two types of synthetic, absorbable, monofilament sutures: Monosyn and Monocryl. We hope to initiate a more nuanced exploration of how suture characteristics influence surgeon preference, beyond filament type and size, and how makers of suture may better report and represent these factors.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Absorable, monofilament sutures: Monosyn and Monocryl
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:20:50-0400
The aim of this non-interventional study is to evaluate the efficacy of a monofilament, mid-term absorbable suture material (Monosyn®) for anastomosis performed in the gastrointestinal tr...
The purpose of this study is to determine if suture material coated by antimicrobial agent triclosan would decrease the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) in paediatric surgery c...
The Skin Incision Study evaluates the efficacy of skin closure methods: skin staples and subcuticular sutures at 6 weeks and at 3 months following the operation by measuring cosmesis and p...
The trial is a randomized, controlled trial. Adult patients undergoing orthopaedic surgical procedures would be randomized to one of two groups for surgical wound closure, skin sutures or...
To evaluate the rates of dyspareunia with rapidly absorbing polyglactin 910 compared to monocryl using a validated sexual function questionnaire. To assess maternal satisfaction with the ...
Suture technique and materials are important in preventing complications like wound dehiscences. The purpose of this study was to determine the tensile strength of different suturing techniques, compa...
What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice? The article focused on the management of minor traumatic wounds. It provided an over...
The aim of this research was to experimentally determine the characteristics of incised bone wounds, which are commonly found in defense injuries. A specially constructed pivoting arm device was used ...
Chronic wounds are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Approximately 20% to 23% of nonhealing wounds that are refractory to vascular intervention have other causes, including vasculitis, pyoderm...
The aim of the study was to update the clinical database of chronic wounds in order to derive an evidence based understanding of the condition and hence to guide future clinical management in China. A...
A technique of closing incisions and wounds, or of joining and connecting tissues, in which staples are used as sutures.
Surgical techniques in which SUTURES are not applied to surgical wounds.
Head injuries which feature compromise of the skull and dura mater. These may result from gunshot wounds (WOUNDS, GUNSHOT), stab wounds (WOUNDS, STAB), and other forms of trauma.
Devices used to hold tissue structures together for repair, reconstruction or to close wounds. They may consist of adsorbable or non-adsorbable, natural or synthetic materials. They include tissue adhesives, skin tape, sutures, buttons, staples, clips, screws, etc., each designed to conform to various tissue geometries.
Penetrating wounds caused by a pointed object.
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...