Knot security of suture materials.

@article{Rosin1989KnotSO,
  title={Knot security of suture materials.},
  author={E Y Rosin and Grant M. Robinson},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={1989},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={269-73}
}
The knot security of chromic gut, polyglycolic acid, polyglactin 910, polydioxanone, polypropylene, and monofilament nylon size 2-0 suture materials were tested biomechanically in vitro. Twenty reproducible knots were tied and incubated in canine serum at 37 degrees for 24 hours before testing. A "secure knot" was defined as a knot that, when tested to failure, broke rather than untied by slippage. The minimum number of throws necessary to make a secure, snug (1500 g tension) square knot was… CONTINUE READING

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