Advances in suture material for obstetric and gynecologic surgery

Rev Obstet Gynecol. Summer 2009;2(3):146-58.

Abstract

Despite millennia of experience with wound closure biomaterials, no study or surgeon has yet identified the perfect suture for all situations. Tissue characteristics, tensile strength, reactivity, absorption rates, and handling properties should be taken into account when selecting a wound closure suture. This review discusses the wound healing process and the biomechanical properties of currently available suture materials to better understand how to choose suture material in obstetrics and gynecology.

Keywords: Suture, absorption rate; Suture, material; Suture, tensile strength; Wound healing.