Suture types and where to apply
David Salim med. student, Christoffer Bing Madsen med. student, Magnus Avnstorp MD.
It is important to choose the correct suture size depending on the anatomical laocation:
|Location of the suture||Suture size||When to remove|
|Face||5-0, 6-0||5-7 days|
|Arms||3-0, 4-0||10-12 days|
|Leg||3-0||10-14 depending on the pull|
|Foot||4-0, 5-0||10-14 depending on the pull|
In plastic and reconstructive surgery the wound is often closed in multiple layers. It is important to choose the correct sutur material. Carefully think about the healing and timeling of the tissue being sutured. Some sutues are resobable and others are non-resorbable. See the table below for an breif overview.