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Non-Absorbable Sutures for General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, or Gynecological Surgery: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: November 2, 2020
Project Number: RA1149-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Device
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of non-absorbable sutures made from one material compared with non-absorbable sutures made from an alternative material for adult patients undergoing surgery?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of non-absorbable sutures made from one material compared with non-absorbable sutures made from an alternative material for adult patients undergoing surgery?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines for the use of non-absorbable sutures in adult patients undergoing surgery?

Key Message

No literature was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of non-absorbable sutures made from one material compared with non-absorbable sutures made from an alternative material for adult patients undergoing surgery. No evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of non-absorbable sutures in adult patients undergoing surgery.