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Please help! what is the difference between an absorbable and non-absorbable suture kit?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Sutures

Absorbable sutures, like vicryl, dissolve in the body over time.
Non-absorbably sutures, like prolene, do not dissolve. If you came back in 10 years, they would still be there. Hope this helps.

In brief: Sutures

Absorbable sutures, like vicryl, dissolve in the body over time.
Non-absorbably sutures, like prolene, do not dissolve. If you came back in 10 years, they would still be there. Hope this helps.
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