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Aust Vet J. 2003 Mar;81(3):140-5.

Suture materials: composition and applications in veternary wound repair.

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University Veterinary Centre Camden, The University of Sydney, 410 Werombi Road, Camden, New South Wales 2570.


Suture materials play an important role in veterinary surgery by providing support for healing tissues during wound repair. As there is no single ideal suture material, clinicians must compromise on some properties when selecting a material for a specific purpose. By reviewing the characteristics of absorbable and non-absorbable materials, general recommendations can be made on their usage in skin, fascia, viscera and other tissues.

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