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The Extruded Collagen Suture: Tissue Reaction and Absorption

The Extruded Collagen Suture: Tissue Reaction and Absorption Abstract As the search for a more desirable suture material for extraocular muscle surgery continues, various products must be used and evaluated. Catgut, made of ovine and bovine intestinal submucosa, has the advantage of complete absorption but has the undesirable quality of frequent large and unsightly granuloma formation. Synthetic suture material such as nylon, Supramid, and Mersilene causes little tissue reaction but must be buried and may subsequently erode through the conjunctiva or remain visible through the overlying conjunctiva.1 An extruded collagen suture * has now been made available. This suture, prepared from the deep flexor tendons of cattle, has the advantages of greater uniformity of size, greater purity, and, because it is more homogeneous, should have more dependable rates of absorption. Miller et al2 have reported that the extruded collagen suture is smoother, more pliable, and has greater tensile strength than catgut. They used it successfully in 363 patients References 1. The extruded collagen suture and the chromic catgut suture were furnished through the courtesy of Ethicon Incorporated, Somerville, NJ. 2. Bradford, R.T.: Mersilene in Strabismus Surgery , Arch Ophthal 73:4, 1965.Crossref 3. Miller, J.M.; Zoll, D.R.; and Brown, E.O.: Clinical Observations on the Use of an Extruded Collagen Suture , Arch Surg 88:31, 1964.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

The Extruded Collagen Suture: Tissue Reaction and Absorption

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040373017
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Abstract

Abstract As the search for a more desirable suture material for extraocular muscle surgery continues, various products must be used and evaluated. Catgut, made of ovine and bovine intestinal submucosa, has the advantage of complete absorption but has the undesirable quality of frequent large and unsightly granuloma formation. Synthetic suture material such as nylon, Supramid, and Mersilene causes little tissue reaction but must be buried and may subsequently erode through the conjunctiva or remain visible through the overlying conjunctiva.1 An extruded collagen suture * has now been made available. This suture, prepared from the deep flexor tendons of cattle, has the advantages of greater uniformity of size, greater purity, and, because it is more homogeneous, should have more dependable rates of absorption. Miller et al2 have reported that the extruded collagen suture is smoother, more pliable, and has greater tensile strength than catgut. They used it successfully in 363 patients References 1. The extruded collagen suture and the chromic catgut suture were furnished through the courtesy of Ethicon Incorporated, Somerville, NJ. 2. Bradford, R.T.: Mersilene in Strabismus Surgery , Arch Ophthal 73:4, 1965.Crossref 3. Miller, J.M.; Zoll, D.R.; and Brown, E.O.: Clinical Observations on the Use of an Extruded Collagen Suture , Arch Surg 88:31, 1964.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1965

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