One of the most common medical procedures is suturing. The art of suturing has been around for centuries. Today we will learn more about the history of suturing and how it has evolved other the years. If you are a medical student, this information can greatly benefit your chosen career path.
While sutures are classified in numerous ways, they can be divided into two groups. They include absorbable and non-absorbable. Your doctor does not remove the absorbable sutures because the enzymes digest them in your body. On the other hand, non-absorbable must be removed at a later date.
Suture needles are specialized medical equipment that covers tissue sutures. They carry material through wounds and leave a minimal residue.
Suture needles are made to be rigid and flexible at the same time, which means they can bend and resist distortion. They're also slim and sharp enough to prevent trauma and penetrate with little to no trouble.
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.