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Year 2007 Vol. 15 No 3
IN ASSISTANCE TO A PRACTICAL PHYSICIAN
BONTSEVICH D.N., LYZIKOV A.A., PECHENKIN A.A.
INFECTION IN SURGERY AND MODERN SURGICAL SUTURE MATERIAL
Frequency of the purulent postoperative complications remains high in spite of new antiseptic and antibiotic preparations appearance. It makes up from 2 to 30% from the number of operations by the data of different authors. Suture material is very important factor influencing the appearance and development of purulent -inflammatory complications, as suture material is the single foreign body in the majority of operations, remaining in the patient’s organism for a long period of time. The most dangerous is the so-called group of «traditional suture material» because of elevated infectious complication risk for a patient today. To this group one refers the following suture material: catgut, silk, nylon, Dacron. In case of their application, virulence of microorganisms increases significantly. Modern suture material has an increased resistance to infections. Wide application of modern suture material leads to reduction of the purulent postoperative complications.