Choosing sutures in small animal surgery

  title={Choosing sutures in small animal surgery},
  author={Stefanos Kladakis},
  journal={Journal of Dairy, Veterinary \& Animal Research},
  • S. Kladakis
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research
The range of available sutures has increased over the last 3 decades. This has assisted veterinary surgeons to select sutures that are appropriate for each wound; taking into account that typical healing rate of the tissue concerned might be influenced by local conditions and systemic factors. Generally sutures are classified according to suture material properties and surgical needle characteristics. When choosing sutures veterinary surgeons should always consider which is the appropriate… Expand
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