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Suture types include:
  • Chromic.
  • Nylon.
  • glycolide/lactide polymer.
  • polypropylene.
  • poliglecaprone.
  • silk.

Nylon (Ethilon) and Prolene are both non-absorbable monofilament suture materials which provide good tensile strength with low tissue reactivity and are therefore widely used.

What are nylon sutures used for?
Nylon sutures are widely used for general closure, skin and plastic surgery. They are usually not recommended for attachment of artificial prostheses in cardiovascular surgery. They also do not support infection and maintain tensile strength indefinitely in tissues.
What are the types of absorbable synthetic sutures?
  • Polyglactin 910 (Vicryl)
  • Polycaprolate (Dexon II)
  • Poliglecaprone 25 (Monocryl)
  • Polysorb.
  • Polydioxanone (PDS II)
  • Polytrimethylene carbonate (Maxon)
  • V-Loc.
  • Polyglytone 621 (Caprosyn)