Surgery Book



Aka: Maxon, Polyglyconate Suture
  1. Category
    1. Synthetic Absorbable Suture (monofilament)
  2. Background: Properties
    1. Improved handling over Dexon and Vicryl
    2. Excellent tensile strength (similar to PDS)
  3. Background: Absorption (Hydrolysis)
    1. Day 14: 81% of tensile strength
    2. Day 28: 59% of tensile strength
    3. Day 42: 30% of tensile strength
    4. Day 180 to 210: Complete absorption of Suture
  4. References
    1. Epperson in Pfenninger and Fowler (1994) Procedures for Primary Care Physicians, Mosby, Chicago, p. 3-11
    2. Townsend (2001) Sabiston Textbook Surgery, p. 1552-3
    3. Howell (1997) Emerg Med Clin North Am 15(2):417-25 [PubMed]
    4. Moy (1991) Am Fam Physician 44(6):2123-8 [PubMed]

Maxon (C0127095)

Concepts Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C046409
English maxon, Maxon
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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