Surgical sutures are a medical devices used to stitch body tissues together after an injury or surgery. The application generally involves using a needle with an attached thread. A variety of different shapes, sizes and thread materials have been developed over the course of time, including some that disintegrate eliminating the need for stitch removal. Different sutures are used for different types of wound closure procedures and they are carefully chosen depending on the patient and the situation.


There are several different types of sutures, like silk, cotton, nylon, wire, linen and Dacron, just to name a few. Each type is used based on the patient and the severity of the wound that needs suturing. Every suture is categorized as being absorbable or non-absorbable and some even come dyed with a different color to make them easier to see.


Suture kits are now available and are extremely convenient, along with time saving and cost effective. Suture removal kits generally come with scissors and forceps, which make it easy for the nurse or other healthcare provider to grab a kit and get straight to work for more efficient practices and better patient care. The sterile suturing kits often come with all the essentials for the wound closure procedure, including scissors, forceps, gauze sponges and a three compartment tray for extra materials and organization.


Mountainside Medical Equipment is a proud supplier of a wide variety of sutures and suturing products. To get yours today check our products out on the website, or call 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our trained Medical Supply Specialists for more information.

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