Why Choose Sutumed’s Veterinary Sutures?
There are many reasons to choose our products for your veterinary practice. We use high-quality raw materials in the manufacturing process that maintain quality as well as safety. This gives our customers a high-quality, high-performance product and peace of mind that their patients are being taken care of. We hold international certifications that help to guarantee quality:
It is relevant to consider 3 characteristics of the suture materials when choosing the suture that is suitable for wound closure:
- Initial resistance to traction
- Safety knot
- Handling of the suture
Read more below to find out why our sutures are the best option for addressing these 3 characteristics.
Initial Tensile Strength
Initial tensile strength is the resistance of the surgical suture at the time of implantation. This resistance should be similar to the fabric in which it is used. Therefore, the surgeon must consider how long a tissue will need to heal and the forces exerted on the tissue (and, therefore, the sutures) during healing.
The safety of the knot is also an important factor, it tends to improve as the diameter decreases. However, the suture of a diameter too small will not be so strong in larger patients. The size of the veterinary surgical suture should be based on the tissue being stitched and on the size of the animal. The number of shots needed to make a secure knot also varies with each suture and pattern material (interrupted vs. continuous).
Multifilament veterinary surgical suture materials tend to be easier to flex, manipulate and knot compared to monofilament suture materials. The handling characteristics can be more important when choosing the ideal suture material for fine and coordinated procedures, such as microvascular surgery. Non-absorbable suture materials are usually less reactive than absorbable suture materials, but they will potentially remain permanently in the tissues. Multifilament suture materials are more prone to infection than monofilaments since they can harbor bacteria.