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General Spesifications of Surgical Stitching Materials

Surgical stitching materials are used to provide tissue support during wound healing process through approximation of two edges of the wound. Although wound healing is a natural process, severed damages need to be approximated via surgical suture materials. Surgical thread is the most common material for wound closure for a long time. There are two … Continue reading

19 June 2017 Articles 0 Comment

HISTORY OF SURGICAL THREADS

Surgical thread have been used since ancient times to closure off wounds that can heal themselves, even with different materials. It is possible to encounter quite interesting tables if we look at the history of the surgical threads. Between 50,000 and 30,000 BC, it is thought that the first eyelid surgical needles have been discovered. … Continue reading

5 June 2017 Articles 0 Comment

Drug-eluting Sutures

Based on the nature of the therapeutic agent being used, the drug-eluting sutures have effects such as reducing surgical site infections, accelerating wound healing, and reducing other post-operative complications. It can also reduce the need for supplemental drugs. Sustained release of the drug in a specific area can provide the desired therapeutic concentration over a … Continue reading

18 May 2017 Articles 0 Comment

NOVEL HIGH EFFICIENT COATINGS FOR ANTI-MICROBIAL SURGICAL SUTURES USING CHLORHEXIDINE IN FATTY ACID SLOW-RELEASE CARRIER SYSTEMS

Despite the establishment of systematic antibiotic protections, surgical site infections (SSI) still cause complications after surgery. The reported rates for SSI are usually 2-5%, and sometimes this rate is even higher. The presence of foreign materials increases the risk of infection. For this reason, pathogens originating from the skin flora can easily penetrate the tissue … Continue reading

16 May 2017 Articles 0 Comment

“SMART” Thread Technology

Smart technology products are now penetrating into surgical suture area. Tufts University engineers have announced the invention of “smart” threads that are able to collect diagnostic data. Smart threads collect significant data such as pH and glucose levels by penetrating multiple tissue layers to interstitial fluid. Collected data are recorded by sending the data to … Continue reading

16 May 2017 Articles 0 Comment

The Future of Surgery: Robotic Surgery

The robots, which have been recently installed in medical facilities and large hospitals, have many procedures that are much more precise, flexible and controlled than the traditional techniques of doctors in the field of robotic surgery. Robotic surgery is usually preferred in small invasive surgery or in small incisions, but also in traditional open surgical … Continue reading

16 May 2017 Articles 0 Comment