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BURIED STURE
ANY STITCH PLACED AND TIED SO THAT IT REMAINS COMPLETELY UNDER SKIN SURFACE
TENSILE STRENGTH
AMONT OF TENSION OR PULL, EXPRESSED IN POUNDS, WHICH A STRAND OF SUTURE WILL WITHSTAND BEFORE IT BREAKS
CAPILLARITY
CHARACTERISTIC OF SUTURE MATERIAL TAHT ALLOWS THE PASSAGE OF TISSUE FLUIDS ALONG THE STRAND PERMITTING INFECTION, IF PRESENT, TO BE DRAWN INTO THE WOUND
GAUGE
TERM USED TO EXPRESS DIAMETER OF A SUTURE STRAND (SIZING)
PLIABILITY
ABILITY TO BEND FREELY AND REPEATEDLY WITHOUT BREAKING
KNOT STRENGTH
FORCE NECESSARY TO CAUSE A GIVEN TYPE OF KNOT TO SLIP
APPROXIMATION
BRINGING TOGERHER TWO SIDES OR EDGES
SKIN CLOSURE TAPES
LONG, NARROW, STERILE STRIPS OF TAPE WITH ADHESIVE BACKING USED TO APPROXIMATE SKIN EDGES
WICKING ACTION
CAPILLARY ACTION WHEN A SUTURE ACTS AS A WICK TO MOVE TISSUE FLUID AND SPREAD INFECTION
TISSUE DRAG
EASE AT WHICH SUTURE SLIPS THROUGH TISSUE
KINK
UNDESIRABLE FORMATION OF A STRAND OF SUTURE
TIE-ON-PASSER
A STRAND OF SUTURE ATTACHED TO A CLAMP GENERALLY USED TO LIGATE IN DEEP AREAS WITH MINIMAL EXPOSURE
ELASTICITY
ABILITY TO BE STRETCHED OR EXPANDED
MEMORY
ABILTY TO RETURN TO FORMER CONDITION
SUTURE
MATERIAL USED TO APPROXIMATE(SEW) TISSUE OR TIE OFF BLOOD VESSELS
UMBILICAL TAPE
1/8" WHITE WOVEN COTTON LIGATURE FREQUENTLY USED TO ISOLATE AND SUSPEND SMALL STRUCTURES IN PEDIATRIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR PROEDURES
CHROMIC SALTS
CHEMICALS USED IN THE TREATMENT OF CATGUT THAT CAUSE IT TO RESIST ABSORPTION FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME THAN PLAIN GUT
RATE OF ABSORPTION
THE EXPECTED LENGTH OF TIME IN WHICH ABSORBABLE SUTURES WILL BE IN PLACE BEFORE BEING DIGESTED BY TISSUE ENZYMES NOTE: THIS TIME IS INFLUENCED BY THE TYPE OF SUTURE, THE TYPE OF TISSUE AND OTHER VIABLE FACTORS.
INERT
REFERS TO A QUALITY OF SUTURES INDICATING THAT IT CAUSES LITTLE OR NO TISSUE REACTION
MONOFILAMENT
SSTRAND CONSISTING OF A SINGLE THREAD
STICK TIE
SUTURE STRAND ATTACHED TO A NEEDLE USED TO LIGATE STRUCTURES
FRIABLE
REFERS TO ANY TISSUE THAT IS EASILY TORN
MULTIFILAMENT
STRAND MADE OF MORE THAN ONE THREAS HELD TOGETHER BY TWISTING OR BRAIDING
LIGATING REEL
A TUBE, PLASTIC DISC OR OTHER DEVICE FROM WHICH LIGATING MATERICAL IS UNWOUND AS BLOOD VESSELS ARE TIED
BURIED STURE
ANY STITCH PLACED AND TIED SO THAT IT REMAINS COMPLETELY UNDER SKIN SURFACE
TENSILE STRENGTH
AMONT OF TENSION OR PULL, EXPRESSED IN POUNDS, WHICH A STRAND OF SUTURE WILL WITHSTAND BEFORE IT BREAKS
CAPILLARITY
CHARACTERISTIC OF SUTURE MATERIAL TAHT ALLOWS THE PASSAGE OF TISSUE FLUIDS ALONG THE STRAND PERMITTING INFECTION, IF PRESENT, TO BE DRAWN INTO THE WOUND
GAUGE
TERM USED TO EXPRESS DIAMETER OF A SUTURE STRAND (SIZING)
PLIABILITY
ABILITY TO BEND FREELY AND REPEATEDLY WITHOUT BREAKING
KNOT STRENGTH
FORCE NECESSARY TO CAUSE A GIVEN TYPE OF KNOT TO SLIP
APPROXIMATION
BRINGING TOGERHER TWO SIDES OR EDGES
SKIN CLOSURE TAPES
LONG, NARROW, STERILE STRIPS OF TAPE WITH ADHESIVE BACKING USED TO APPROXIMATE SKIN EDGES
WICKING ACTION
CAPILLARY ACTION WHEN A SUTURE ACTS AS A WICK TO MOVE TISSUE FLUID AND SPREAD INFECTION
TISSUE DRAG
EASE AT WHICH SUTURE SLIPS THROUGH TISSUE
KINK
UNDESIRABLE FORMATION OF A STRAND OF SUTURE
TIE-ON-PASER
A STRAND OF SUTURE ATTACHED TO A CLAMP GENERALLY USED TO LIGATE IN DEEP AREAS WITH MINIMAL EXPOSURE
ELASTICITY
ABILITY TO BE STRETCHED OR EXPANDED
MEMORY
ABILTY TO RETURN TO FORMER CONDITION
SUTURE
MATERIAL USED TO APPROXIMATE(SEW) TISSUE OR TIE OFF BLOOD VESSELS