Suture instruments Suturing is an important aspect of surgery and comprises of a variety of Suture instruments which are needed to appropriately get the suture right. Depending on the composition of the threads, an assortment of suture threads can be found. In the past, the suture threads were made using animal and plant extracts. However now, synthetic materials are used as well along with raw materials. Some of the types of materials which are made use of are nylon and polypropylene. Polylactic acid and polydioxanone acids are used as well but they are seen to be absorbable threads. It should also be kept in mind that the surgical thread which consists as part of surgical instruments vary in size which can only be determined when the site of suturing is made present. In the suturing process, specific suturing instruments must be used in order to perform the procedure properly. The needle holder is one of the most common instruments. It is in this where the needle is mounted so that the procedure can be easily performed. Suturing is not a task which can be done simply using the hands and hence, this surgical instrument is a vital part of the procedure. Apart from the needle holder, forceps are used as well which help in holding the thread and the tissue while the suturing is taking place.