Medical Sutures

The most common device used for wound closure is sutures

Wounds which do not heal naturally are treated with wound closure devices.

The affected tissues need to be kept in opposition until the healing process provides the wound with proper strength to stand against the stress without any assistance. A wound can be treated with the help of various devices such as sutures, staples, topical adhesives or clips. Different tissues have own unique functions and requirements. When one decides on a particular wound closure device, one must take care of the healing needs for the particular tissue which is being treated.


The most common device used for wound closure is suture. Sutures, in general term ‘stitches’, are sterilized surgical threads, which are used to ligate blood vessels or approximate tissues.

Sutures are generally categorized as:

  • Absorbable and Non-Absorbable
  • Natural and Synthetic

Absorbable sutures have a tendency to degrade as the wound heals. Non-Absorbable sutures oppose the body’s efforts to dissolve it.

On complete healing of the wound, surgeons remove Non-Absorbable sutures.

Meril Endo- Surgery has wide range of synthetic absorbable sutures which are made from Polyglactin 910(MITSU™ family), Polydioxanone(FILAXYN™), Poliglecaprone 25(FILAPRON™), Polyglycolic Acid(MEGASORB™ family) as well as synthetic non-absorbable sutures which are made from Polypropylene(FILAPROP™), Nylon(FILAMIDE™) and Polyster(MERICRON XL™).

In natural absorbable sutures Meril portfolio covers Chromic and Plain Catgut (MERISOFT™) and in non-absorbable we have silk(FILASILK™) and steel(MERISTEELTM).

For placement of sutures, surgical needles are used, which are made up of stainless steel. Different types and sizes of needles are used depending on the area of application. We are dedicated to assist surgeons in tissue repair by giving them a broad gamut of products with our unmatched quality and service.

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