The effect of pH on the in vitro degradation of poly(glycolide lactide) copolymer absorbable sutures.

  • C Chang Chu
  • Published 1982 in Journal of biomedical materials research
The pH effect on the hydrolytic degradation of Polyglactin 910 copolymer was studied in terms of the tensile properties of the suture specimens. The use of a cord/yarn grip, newly designed specifically for fibrous materials, eliminated the grip-induced failure. Different degrees of hydrolytic degradation of this copolymer at 3 different pH levels were… CONTINUE READING