Could you use pop-off sutures for a hernia repair? Just curious.
jeckrn, BSN, RN
Specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR.
Has 17 years experience.
May 1, 2017
They are used all the time, surgeons preference.
Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN
Specializes in OR, education.
Has 15 years experience.
All that a pop off means is that the needle is designed to release from the suture very easily. It's a surgeon preference- those pop offs come in a variety of different types of sutures. If you want more info about sutures, check out this thread: https://allnurses.com/operating-room-nursing/lets-learn-about-818791.html
WhoDatWhoDare, BSN, RN
There is no difference in the actual suture when comparing "pop-offs" (aka Controlled release) versus the standard needle... the difference, as Rose Queen posted is how the suture is attached or swaged in the needle. You'll find pop-off are used where they want to make lots of ties, like in securing a mesh to the abdominal wall for hernias... but ultimately, it's a surgeon's preference.
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