Sutures are sterile surgical strands or threads used to sew damaged body tissues together after an injury and repair lacerations. Once the sutures are satisfactorily placed, they must be secured with knots, which should be tightened sufficiently to approximate the wound edges without constricting the tissues or impeding blood flow.
A suture is one of the most commonly used devices by doctors during surgery. Also referred to as stitches, sutures are sterile surgical threads used to repair cuts or wounds to your skin and other tissues. They can be used to close incisions from surgery or wounds from trauma. However, it’s important to note that not all wounds are closed with sutures; metal staples are also used in some cases.
Suture practice kits should be identical to the ones you use on the job. The goal is to familiarize yourself with the tools you use in a hospital or medical office setting. Practicing suturing is the best way to perfect the procedure, but only if your kit has the right tools. Here's what your suture practice kit should include.