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Department of Pediatrics : Academic Divisions : Emergency Medicine : Resident Manual : Wound Care : Suture Material

Tissue

Suture Material
Intraoral mucosa or tongue3-0, 4-0 Chromic Gut
Fascia, muscle, periosteum3-0 to 5-0 Synthetic Absorbable
Nail bed5-0, 6-0 Synthetic Absorbable
SkinSuture Material
ScalpStaples, 4-0, 5-0 Absorbable
Face5-0, 6-0 Monofilament Nylon or fast absorbing gut
Lip (mucosa)4-0, 5-0 Synthetic Absorbable
Lip (face)6-0 Monofilament Nylon
Ears5-0, 6-0 Monofilament Nylon
Trunk3-0 to 5-0 Monofilament Nylon
Extremites3-0 to 5-0 Monofilament Nylon
*Monofilament Nylon = Prolene or Ethilon*Synthetic Absorbable = Vicryl or Monocryl
Suture Removal
SiteDays
Face3-5
Scalp7
Trunk7-10
Extremities10-14


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