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Suture Materials and Suture Techniques
Meyle, Jörg
This article provides a brief outline of the suture materials used in periodontal surgery and their properties. Success of surgical treatment depends on achieving primary wound healing, particularly with demanding surgical techniques - especially in relation to regenerative methods. Choosing the right material in combination with the appropriate technique is the cornerstone of treatment success.

Keywords: approximation, needle holder, primary wound healing, secondary wound healing, surgical knot technique, suture materials, suture techniques