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su·ture

 (so͞o′chər)
n.
1.
a. The process of joining two surfaces or edges together along a line by sewing.
b. The material, such as thread, gut, or wire, that is used in this procedure.
c. The line or stitch so formed.
2. Medicine
a. The fine thread or other material used surgically to close a wound or join tissues.
b. The stitch so formed.
3. Anatomy The line of junction or an immovable joint between two bones, especially of the skull.
4. Biology A seamlike joint or line of articulation, such as the line of dehiscence in a dry fruit or the spiral seam marking the junction of whorls of a gastropod shell.
tr.v. su·tured, su·tur·ing, su·tures
To join by means of sutures or a suture.

[Middle English, from Latin sūtūra, from sūtus, past participle of suere, to sew; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]

su′tur·al adj.
su′tur·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suturing - surgical joining of two surfaces
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
sewing, stitching - joining or attaching by stitches
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The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) within market segments - Automated Suturing Devices (Reusable and Disposable Automated Suturing Devices) and Sutures (Absorbable and.
There was one intraoperative complication in a patient with the smooth suture, which was unrelated to the suturing.
External suturing was done with 5-0 nylon, and intranasal suturing was done with 5-0 chromic catgut.
DeRoyal's SutureMate[R] is a disposable surgical device that allows clinicians to use a more efficient one-handed technique during suturing by letting them safely and quickly "park" the suture needle on the device's neutral cushion between stitches.
The researchers cut, then repaired, the left and right femoral veins in 13 rats, suturing one vein in each rat with the drug-containing filament and the other vein in each with an untreated polycaprolactone filament.
Covidien's V-Loc(TM) knotless suturing device is now available as a reload that works with the Company's proprietary Endo Stitch(TM) and SILS(TM) Stitch suturing devices for multi-port and single-port laparoscopic surgery.
After each operation, the surgeons rated the degree of difficulty in suturing the uterine wall defects using a 1-10 visual analog scale.
Septal suturing has also been proposed as an alternative to packing, despite concerns about its inability to effectively stabilize the septal cartilage.
EndoEvolution, LLC, an emerging medical device company developing next-generation automated suturing devices for minimally invasive surgery (MIS), announced today that the Company has received $3.
They can be used for suturing most internal tissues, such as muscle, fascia, and fat, but not to suture vascular tissue or skin.
SutureMate allows clinicians to use a more efficient one-handed technique during suturing by letting them safely and quickly "park" the suture needle on the device's neutral cushion between stitches.
Scope - Market size data for Surgical Sutures market segments - Automated Suturing Devices and Sutures.