Knot security: how many throws does it really take?

@article{Tidwell2012KnotSH,
  title={Knot security: how many throws does it really take?},
  author={John E Tidwell and Vincent L. Kish and Julie Balch Samora and Joseph Prud'homme},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={e532-7}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the minimum number of throws needed for knot security for square knots using 5 common suture materials and 3 common sizes by in vitro single load to failure biomechanical testing. The hypothesis was that each suture combination studied would share a common minimum of at least 5 throws to guarantee security. Five suture materials (FiberWire [Arthrex, Inc, Naples, Florida], Monosof, Surgipro, Maxon, and Polysorb [Covidien, Mansfield, Massachusetts]) with… CONTINUE READING
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