II. Category

III. Advantages

  1. High tensile strength
  2. Low tissue drag
  3. Marked elasticity
    1. Elongates 50% of length at 25% of knot-breaking load
    2. Stretches with wound edema
    3. Snug after edema resolves

IV. 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]

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