II. Indications

  1. Extended wound tensile strength required

III. Background: Absorption (Hydrolysis)

  1. In vivo tensile strength greater than Vicryl and Dexon
  2. Day 14: 74% of tensile strength retained
  3. Day 28: 58% of tensile strength retained
  4. Day 45: 41% of tensile strength retained
  5. Day 180: Complete Suture absorption

IV. Background: Characteristics

  1. Less contamination of the monofilament
  2. Stiffer and more difficult to handle
  3. More expensive than Dexon or Vicryl

V. 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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