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Suture Presentation. By: Jo.Lee. Silk. and turn it into this-. You take this…. This suture is made up of raw silk spun by silkworms (Bombyx Mori). It is then coated with beeswax or silicone for maximum handling characteristics. Surgical Silk Sutures!. Characteristics - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Suture Presentation

Suture Presentation

By: Jo.LeeSilk

You take thisThis suture is made up of raw silk spun by silkworms (Bombyx Mori). It is then coated with beeswax or silicone for maximum handling characteristics.

and turn it into this-Surgical Silk Sutures!

Characteristics

Type: A Natural Multifilament Non-Absorbable Suture

Tensile Strength: High but becomes weaker by 1 year due to moisture absorption.

Construction: Braided

Color(s) of Suture: Violet, white and black

Common Uses: Serosa of gastrointestinal tract and fascia in absence of infection

Sizes: 8-0 , 7-0 , 6-0 , 5-0 , 4-0 , 3-0 , 2-0 , 0 , #1 , #2

Needle Type & Size: Tapered point needles of various sizes.

Other: Virgin silk sutures (blue) are used in ophthalmic surgeries and are frequently used for suture ligatures.

The End!Works Cited:

Lai S. Sutures and Needles. eMedicine. Web. 31 March 2010

Frey K. Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist. 2008Expertise in Surgery