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Sutures, Natural, Nonabsorbable, Linen

Definition : Nonabsorbable natural sutures made of long, textile (usually flax) fibers. These sutures are typically available in sterile twisted multifilament thread lengths (e.g., 18 inches, 30 inches [45 cm, 76 cm] long) attached to a single-use needle as an integral device; they are frequently colored for easy identification during surgery. Linen sutures become encapsulated within the body tissues; they are intended for use during gastrointestinal surgery and as ligatures. Use of linen sutures is limited in current surgical practice.

Entry Terms : "Linen Sutures" , "Sutures, Linen" , "Sutures, Twisted" , "Sutures, Braided" , "Sutures, Multifilament" , "Twisted Sutures" , "Braided Sutures" , "Multifilament Sutures"

UMDC code : 13902

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