An Antibacterial Suture
Braided, multifilament surgical silk suture has a tendency to form biofilms due to its capillarity, resulting in Surgical Site Infection (SSI).
66% of SSI is due to suture materials. Surgical site infection is the most surveyed and frequent type of healthcare-associated infection in low and middle income countries and affects up to one-third of patients who have undergone a surgical procedure.
WHO Global Guideline to combat the SSI is the use of ‘antibacterial sutures’.
Keeping in mind the various factors including qualitative analysis, suture strength, anti-microbial nature of Nanoparticles, this would be a real boon and a great product for the medical science and fraternity in the coming future.