Surgical sutures are used to hold body tissues together after surgery or injury. There are two types of sutures, absorbable and non-absorbable. Over time, absorbable sutures break down naturally in the body, while non-absorbable sutures are removed after a period of time.LOOKMED will describe the different types of sutures, materials, and other useful information.
Poultices are an important part of the healing process for small wounds, but there is some confusion about certain aspects of poultice use and wound healing. Should you cover or leave your wound uncovered? Does your wound need stitches? Why does the wound itch? We're here to answer the most important questions and get you on the road to a quick and easy recovery.
Surgical disposable staplers and staples are medical devices that can be used in place of sutures. They allow faster closure of large wounds or incisions and are less painful for the patient than sutures. They can also be used to close wounds in areas where the skin is close to the bone and for procedures that remove organs or reattach parts of internal organs.