What is the difference between monofilament and braided sutures?

What is the difference between monofilament and braided sutures?

Monofilament sutures consist of a single thread. This allows the suture to more easily pass through tissues. Braided sutures consist of several small threads braided together. This can lead to better security, but at the cost of increased potential for infection.

When do you use monofilament suture?

Polyglactin 910 provides a versatile deep suture in most cases, although Poliglecaprone 25 may be preferred in situations where minimal tissue reaction is essential, and Polytrimethylene carbonate in high tension wounds. Monofilament absorbable sutures are preferable in contaminated wounds.

What sutures are monofilament?

Monofilament sutures include: Polypropylene sutures, Catgut, Nylon, PVDF, Stainless steel, Poliglecaprone and Polydioxanone sutures.

When do you use monofilament vs multifilament?

It is concluded that closure of an abdominal incision can be effected by a monofilament continuous absorbable suture more quickly than by multifilament interrupted absorbable sutures without an increased risk of wound dehiscence or incisional hernia.

What is a monofilament in medical terms?

(mŏn′ō-fĭl″ă-mĕnt) [″ + filum, thread] A strand of nylon used to assess sensation in peripheral nerves, especially in the feet of patients with diabetes mellitus and other neuropathic conditions.

Is plain gut monofilament or multifilament?

Commonly Used Suture Types in ED

Brand Name
Absorbable Monofilament Plain Gut
Fast Absorbing Gut
Chromic Gut
Non-absorbable Multifilament Ethibond

What are Vicryl sutures used for?

Vicryl sutures were used to suture small and large intestine, peritoneum, fascia, muscle, subcutaneous tissue, and skin and were used in thoracotomy closure.

Is nylon a monofilament suture?

Nylon. A nylon suture is a polyamide polymer and may be available under the brand Ethilon or Nurolon. Ethilon nylon sutures have a monofilament structure and are indicated for use in ligation or general cardiovascular, neurological or ophthalmic soft tissue procedures.