Self-draining threads are the only commonly used type of medicine in suturing wounds. There are many types of indigestion, each of which will fit a different type of wound. Today, let us learn about some types of self-consumption targets and how much time will be spent on self-discharge !!!

What is digestion only?

Self-draining threads are mainly made from organic synthetic fibers. After a period of using this thread to suture the mouth of the wound, they will dissolve by performing hydrolysis. There are many types of indigestion that are used during surgery, depending on the characteristics and location of the wounds.

Sew the wound with self-draining thread.

Wounds on the surface of the skin usually use the normal thread to sew and then it will be cut later. This thread trimming can be carried out at home or to health facilities to ensure safety. With wounds in internal organs, cutting is not possible. At this time, people will resort to self-consumption. Wounds that heal long, need a long time for the mouth to heal properly, they will use the type of self-target that has long hydrolysis time.

In surgery, self-consumption is very convenient, because it will reduce the pain that patients suffer.

Some types of digestion time and their respective digestion time
In surgery, a number of commonly used targets are polyglactin 910, polydioxanone, polyglecaprone, simple catgut, chromite catgut, etc. Let’s take a closer look at these threads!

Surgical polyglactin 910 only

Polyglactin 910 will dissolve by hydrolysis.

This thread is synthesized from glycotic, lactic acid, copolymer acid, outside is covered with a layer of polyglactin 370 and calcium stearate. When performing oral sutures of wounds, polyglactin 910 will be softened when penetrating the tissues and limiting tissue irritation, keeping the mouth sutures quite well.

Polyglactin 910 will dissolve by hydrolysis. It takes up to 90 days for this type of thread to be fully absorbed and dissolved by the body.

Self-consumed polydioxanone only

Polydioxanone is synthesized from polimer. This component only surgery has a higher stage, easier to control in the mouth of the wound. Polydioxanone is indicated for tissue-related wounds and tissues that require long term support. Heart-related surgeries, micro-neurosurgery should never use polydioxanone.

Compared to the toughness of this thread, it is so high that it takes up to 90 days for polydioxanone to completely dissolve into the body.

Self-target polyglecaprone only

The ingredients that make up this thread are glycolic acid and caprolactone. Use polyglecaprone for suturing of soft tissues, short support time as well as rapid recovery. This type of thread is easy to use, when performing oral sutures wounds will not cause pain to the patient, the risk of infection is very low.

Like other types of surgery, polyglecaprone will also be self-absorbed, dissolve into the body through hydrolysis. Usually this process lasts for 20 days.

Self-target only simple catgut

Simple catgut is derived from all natural sources when it is made from sheep’s mucus and serum in cow intestines. Their composition contains 97 to 98% of collagen that can be absorbed, twisted or single-stranded, making them extremely durable.

This type of surgery is absorbed very quickly by the body through the enzyme reaction process. Typically, the length of the thread lasts for about 10 days and the thread will completely dissolve within 70 days afterwards. Patients with cancer or malnutrition should consider using this thread because the process of enzyme reactions takes place faster than usual.

Only catgut chromite surgery

This thread is synthesized from the mucus of sheep’s intestines and the serum in cow’s intestines.

Like simple catgut, chromite catgut is also synthesized from the mucus of sheep’s intestines and the serum found in cow intestines. Collagen content accounts for 97 to 98%. However, the difference between these two types is that chromite catgut is treated with chromic salt. This salt works to slow down the reaction of enzymatic decomposition, making the ability to hold stitches better. Types that are only naturally derived will usually increase the ability of tissue to react more than types that are only naturally derived. However, this type of thread is also considered to be very safe in handling surgical incisions.

Chromite catgut is suitable for incisions with short recovery time. Self-sufficiency time is within 14 to 21 days.