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To achieve the goal of a leak-proof closure of the urinary tract surgeons must consider the unique characteristics of urological tissues. Similar to the gallbladder or kidneys, the urinary tract is prone to crystal formation of calculi or “stones.” The presence of a foreign body, such as a suture, may facilitate the formation of these crystals. Thus, it is important to minimize the surface area of and amount of time that a foreign body is present in the urinary tract.172

Because the urinary tract heals rapidly, the transitional cell epithelium migrates over the denuded surfaces quickly. The bladder wall regains 100% of its original tensile strength within 14 days. The rate of collagen synthesis peaks at 5 days and declines rapidly thereafter. Thus, the tissues require the support of sutures for only 7 to 10 days.172

Ethicon offers a wide range of synthetic, absorbable sutures of the finest size possible to provide the necessary support to the tissue as it heals, while minimizing the amount of surface area exposed, including MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Sutures, Coated VICRYL® Plus (polyglactin 910) Sutures, and VICRYL RAPIDE® (polyglactin 910) Sutures.

In addition to traditional sutures, Ethicon offers innovative technologies such as STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices and DERMABOND ADVANCED® Topical Skin Adhesive to address the specific wound closure needs in urological surgery.

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