Sutures have for the longest time now been used to close open wounds on the skin caused by injuries or incisions from medical procedures such as surgery. The main reason behind the use of sutures is their ability to exert a force greater than that delivered by tissue adhesives, which speeds up the natural healing process.
For a medical student to learn about sutures and be able to practice them consistently, they first need to learn the definition of the classifications of sutures used and what exactly they are used for! To that end, we must first discuss the initial classification of sutures based on their ability to be absorbed into the body:
Suturing, like all other skills, demands a considerable amount of practice. When carried out incorrectly, the result is a serious, sometimes fatal infection. Other times an appalling scar is left behind.