Quantitative physical and handling characteristics of novel antibacterial braided silk suture materials.

@article{Chen2015QuantitativePA,
  title={Quantitative physical and handling characteristics of novel antibacterial braided silk suture materials.},
  author={Xiaojie Chen and Dandan Hou and Xiaoqi Tang and Lu Wang},
  journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={160-70}
}
Surgical braided silk sutures have been widely used because these materials exhibit good handling characteristics, ease of use, and ideal knot security. However, surgical silk sutures likely cause surgical site infections because these sutures are composed of natural protein materials with a braided structure. As such, antibacterial silk sutures for… CONTINUE READING