The surgical sutures and staples market consists of sales of surgical sutures and staples and related services. Surgical sutures and staples are medical devices used by surgeons to hold skin, internal organs, blood vessels or any other tissues together after they have been severed during surgery. Sutures and staples hold incised body parts together until they are completely healed. These devices can either be absorbable or non-absorbable. An absorbable suture breaks down in tissue and degrades as a wound or incision heals, while a non-absorbable suture resists the body`s attempt to dissolve it. Non-absorbable sutures must be removed after a surface incision heals.