Stress relaxation of organic suture materials.

Abstract

Sutures fabricated from synthetic polymeric materials exhibit the phenomenon of stress relaxation, that is, when held under tension at a fixed elongation, there is a gradual realignment of the microstructure to accommodate the developed tensile stress. This property has been characterized for three modern suture materials, polypropylene, polydioxanone and… (More)

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@article{Metz1990StressRO, title={Stress relaxation of organic suture materials.}, author={Stefan Metz and Joseph Anthony von Fraunhofer and Britt Masterson}, journal={Biomaterials}, year={1990}, volume={11 3}, pages={197-9} }