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Polyglycolic Acid Surgical Suture: R. W. Postlethwait, MD, Durham, NC

Polyglycolic Acid Surgical Suture: R. W. Postlethwait, MD, Durham, NC Abstract Polyglycolic acid sutures were compared experimentally with catgut, silk, and Dacron. The sutures were implanted in the muscles of rabbits and the specimens recovered at intervals up to eight months. Polyglycolic acid sutures lost a third of their original strength in one week and about 80% by two weeks. Catgut lost strength more slowly. The tissue reaction to polyglycolic acid was not marked and consisted mainly in a cellular infiltrate between the strands. Generally, polyglycolic acid was absorbed more rapidly than catgut. References 1. Sewell WR, Wiland J, Craver BN: New method of comparing sutures of ovine catgut with sutures of bovine catgut in three species . Surg Gynec Obstet 100:483-494, 1955. 2. Morgan MN: New synthetic absorbable suture material . Brit Med J 2:308, 1969.Crossref 3. Herrmann JB, Kelly RJ, Higgins GA: Polyglycolic acid sutures . Arch Surg 100:486-490, 1970.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Polyglycolic Acid Surgical Suture: R. W. Postlethwait, MD, Durham, NC

Archives of Surgery , Volume 101 (4) – Oct 1, 1970

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1970 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340280041011
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Abstract

Abstract Polyglycolic acid sutures were compared experimentally with catgut, silk, and Dacron. The sutures were implanted in the muscles of rabbits and the specimens recovered at intervals up to eight months. Polyglycolic acid sutures lost a third of their original strength in one week and about 80% by two weeks. Catgut lost strength more slowly. The tissue reaction to polyglycolic acid was not marked and consisted mainly in a cellular infiltrate between the strands. Generally, polyglycolic acid was absorbed more rapidly than catgut. References 1. Sewell WR, Wiland J, Craver BN: New method of comparing sutures of ovine catgut with sutures of bovine catgut in three species . Surg Gynec Obstet 100:483-494, 1955. 2. Morgan MN: New synthetic absorbable suture material . Brit Med J 2:308, 1969.Crossref 3. Herrmann JB, Kelly RJ, Higgins GA: Polyglycolic acid sutures . Arch Surg 100:486-490, 1970.Crossref

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1970

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