Comparison of tensile and knot security properties of surgical sutures.

  title={Comparison of tensile and knot security properties of surgical sutures.},
  author={Jin-Cheol Kim and Yong-Keun Lee and B Gail Lim and Sang-Hoon Rhee and Hyeong-Cheol Yang},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  volume={18 12},
Sutures are classified into non-absorbable and absorbable, and mechanical properties of these materials vary by the composition. Knotting induces decrease in mechanical properties. The objective of this study was to measure the tensile and knot security properties depending on the type and caliber of sutures. Changes in properties after tensile loading were measured with absorbable sutures. Tensile properties such as maximum tensile load, elongation rate, stiffness and energy absorbed before… CONTINUE READING
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