Absorbable sutures in tendon repair. A comparison of PDS with prolene in rabbit tendon repair.

@article{OBroin1995AbsorbableSI,
  title={Absorbable sutures in tendon repair. A comparison of PDS with prolene in rabbit tendon repair.},
  author={E. S. O'Broin and Mark James Earley and Harley Smyth and Amy C Hooper},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={505-8}
}
The risks of foreign implantation may be avoided in tendon repair by the use of absorbable sutures, for example polydioxanone. In this study, the in vivo tensile strength half-life of 4/0 polydioxanone was found to be approximately 4 weeks. Using a rabbit model, we compared polydioxanone tendon repairs with polypropylene tendon repairs. Unilateral flexor digitorum longus repairs were performed on 46 rabbits using either polydioxanone or polypropylene. Tendons were harvested at 3 days, 2 weeks… CONTINUE READING