NEW GENERATION SURGICAL SUTURES
Polymeric materials used in sectors such as food packaging, water treatment, automotive, medical sector have a significant impact on our daily lives.
The exceptional and outstanding properties of polymeric biomaterials pave the way for new research in the medical sector and are the driving force for these researches.
Biodegradable polymeric sutures with high potential in the field of drug delivery are of great importance.
Various drug delivery systems, such as controlled, slow and targeted release systems, have been formulated.
With no specificity of conventional drug delivery systems, polymeric drug delivery carriers offer great control over the drug delivery process and can be modified to meet specific needs.
The delivery of antibacterial agents and anti-inflammatory drugs by the sutures to the target site has been found to be an effective strategy.
Although it is still a research topic to design sutures with all wanted properties, in recent studies sutures with advanced mechanical properties have been developed.
Recent advances that underline the potential of surgical sutures as a drug delivery device are carefully monitored.
Recently, there is an increase in the number of new class surgical sutures in different characteristics. In the classification of these sutures, tissue enhancement and enhancement of wound closure are important.
Antimicrobial, bioactive such as drug-eluting and stem cell sutures and knotless barbed sutures, as well as smart sutures such as electronic and elastic sutures, are becoming widespread.
New strategies increase the versatility of sutures for both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes and do so by releasing drugs and moving cells into the desired area.