Optimizing arthroscopic knots using braided or monofilament suture.

  title={Optimizing arthroscopic knots using braided or monofilament suture.},
  author={T D Loutzenheiser and Douglas T. Harryman and Dean W Ziegler and Shing Wai Yung},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={14 1},
Surgeons need to know how the material properties of a suture affect the security of a surgical knot. The purpose of this study was to compare the security of some clinically important arthroscopic knots when tied using a braided multifilament suture and to draw comparisons with results of similar knots tied with monofilament suture. Permanent braided polyester suture was used to test 10 knot configurations. Eight of the knots included (1) two types of initial cinching knots followed by (2) one… CONTINUE READING

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