Review Paper: Absorbable Polymeric Surgical Sutures: Chemistry, Production, Properties, Biodegradability, and Performance

@article{Pillai2010ReviewPA,
  title={Review Paper: Absorbable Polymeric Surgical Sutures: Chemistry, Production, Properties, Biodegradability, and Performance},
  author={Chennakkattu Krishna Sadasivan Pillai and Chandra P. Sharma},
  journal={Journal of Biomaterials Applications},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={291 - 366}
}
Among biomaterials used as implants in human body, sutures constitute the largest groups of materials having a huge market exceeding $1.3 billion annually. Sutures are the most widely used materials in wound closure and have been in use for many centuries. With the development of the synthetic absorbable polymer, poly(glycolic acid) (PGA) in the early 1970s, a new chapter has opened on absorbable polymeric sutures that got unprecedented commercial successes. Although several comparative… Expand
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