Surgical Sutures

Delight Healthcare manufactures and supplies various types of high quality and integral sutures. Sutures, commonly called stitches, are sterile, surgical threads that are used to repair cuts (lacerations). They also are used to close incisions from surgery.

A suture is a medical device that doctors, and embalmers especially surgeons, use to hold skin, internal organs, blood vessels and all other tissues of the human body together, after they have been severed by injury, incision or surgery. Like other methods of wound closure, surgical suture closure creates an opportunity for wound healing. Tissues are held together until enough healing occurs to withstand stress without mechanical support.

Absorbable and Non-absorbable sutures

Sutures can be divided into two types – those which are absorbable and will break down harmlessly in the body over time without intervention, and those which are non-absorbable and must be manually removed if they are not left indefinitely. The type of suture used varies on the operation, with the major criteria being the demands of the location and environment and depends on the discretion and professional experience of the Surgeons.

Absorbable sutures include: Polyglycolic Acid sutures, Polyglactin 910, Catgut, Poliglecaprone 25 and Polydioxanone sutures.

Non-Absorbable sutures include: Polypropylene sutures, Nylon (polyamide), Polyester, PVDF, silk and stainless steel sutures.