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Pop-off sutures


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.

They are used all the time, surgeons preference.

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.