Which factors affect closure and healing of sutured wounds?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Desiree Ratner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Wound closure and healing are affected by the initial tissue injury caused by needle penetration and subsequent suture passage. Needle selection, surface characteristics of the suture (eg, coefficient of friction), and suture-coating materials selected for wound closure are important factors that must be considered by the surgeon.


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