Sutures, Natural, Absorbable, Surgical Gut, Chromium-Treated
Definition : Natural surgical gut sutures treated with chromium salt solutions to resist body enzymes. These sutures are typically available in sterile thread sections (e.g., 18, 30 in [45, 76 cm] long) attached to a single-use needle as an integral device; they are frequently colored for easy identification during surgery. Natural chromium-treated surgical gut sutures keep their tensile strength for 10 to 21, days and complete absorption occurs in 90 or more days. Their intended use includes repairing rapidly healing tissues, ligating superficial blood vessels, and suturing subcutaneous tissue, frequently to prevent, or in the presence, of infection.
Entry Terms : "Chromic Catgut Sutures" , "Sutures, Chromic Gut" , "Chromic Gut Sutures" , "Catgut Sutures, Chromic"
UMDC code : 22883