how long will absorbable suture hold?

5 Sep

Nice chart cribbed from the June/July 2011 EM Resident mag:

strength

 

In brief:

standard absorbable sutures: 2-4 weeks

“fast” or “rapide” absorbing sutures: half that (1-2 weeks)


REMINDER ON SUTURE REMOVAL TIMES/INSTRUCTIONS:

removal

 

References: EM Resident magazine; references from the article below

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