Why is it called vertical mattress suture?
The vertical mattress stitch, often called vertical Donati stitch (named after the Italian surgeon Mario Donati), is a suture type used to close skin wounds.
When is mattress suture used?
The horizontal mattress suture is useful for wounds under high tension because it provides strength and wound eversion. This suture may also be used as a stay stitch for temporary approximation of wound edges, allowing placement of simple interrupted or subcuticular stitches.
What is sling suture?
The double-sling suture, a modified suture technique that combines two interrupted sutures that have different bite sizes and engage different tissue layers, is able to predictably and efficiently close the surgical site for improved wound healing.
What are the different types of sutures?
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. The different types of sutures can be classified in many ways. First, suture material can be classified as either absorbable or nonabsorbable.
How do you choose the right suture needle?
• Use slowly absorbable materials in fascia or tendons – the rate of healing is slow and the tissue requires the support of the sutures for some time. • Use inert material in the skin. There are many different types of suture needle and the choice depends on: • Surgeon’s preference.
What are the properties of a suture material?
The ideal properties of a suture material include good tensile strength, tissue biocompatibility, ease of tying and minimal chances of knot slippage. The clinician should select the specific suture thread and diameter based on the type of surgical procedure to be done.
How to measure the size of suture material?
Size of suture material – there are two systems in use: the metric system and the United States Pharmacopoeia / European Pharmacopoeia system (USP / PhEur). Both systems are usually displayed on the packaging.