Considerations for Selection of Suture Materials

Authors

  • TED S. STASHAK D.V.M., M.S.,

    1. Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
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    • *Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Stashak's current address is University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610

  • DANIEL J. YTURRASPE D.V.M., PH.D

    1. Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
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    • †Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Yturraspe's current address is 1001 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, California


Abstract

The selection of a suture material, in the past, was based primarily on habit, guesswork and physical properties. This is understandable because there was a limited number of materials to select from and the interaction of suture material with tissues was not understood.

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