Comparison of strength properties of poly-L/D-lactide (PLDLA) 96/4 and polyglyconate (Maxon) sutures: in vitro, in the subcutis, and in the achilles tendon of rabbits.

@article{Kangas2001ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of strength properties of poly-L/D-lactide (PLDLA) 96/4 and polyglyconate (Maxon) sutures: in vitro, in the subcutis, and in the achilles tendon of rabbits.},
  author={Jarmo Kangas and Senja Paasimaa and Pirjo M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Juhana Ilmari Leppilahti and Pertti Olavi Toermaelae and T. J. Waris and Nureddin Ashammakhi},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={
          121-6
        }
}
Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury. Absorbable sutures are not commonly used because of their limited strength properties. Recently, sutures with prolonged strength retention properties have been developed. The aim of the study is to test the mechanical properties of recently developed poly-L/D-lactide (PLDLA) sutures in comparison with polyglyconate (Maxon) sutures. PLDLA (0.2 mm thick) and Maxon (4.0) sutures were studied in vitro by immersion in a buffered saline solution (pH 7.4… CONTINUE READING

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