Barbed suture anchoring strength: Applicability to dissimilar polymeric materials

N. P. Ingle, M. W. King, J. C. Leung, S. Batchelor

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Abstract

An in vitro suture pull-out strength test was developed and the anchoring strength of barbed polymeric suture materials with polydioxanone were measured. The average barbed suture anchoring strengths and standard errors were plotted with their unbarbed counterparts. Barbed polydioxanone sutures exhibited 1.65 kg that could effectively close wounds with an in vivo pull-out force in a similar range (1.1-1.7 kg)4. The results indicated that an in vitro suture pull-out strength test method, capable of measuring barbed suture anchoring strength could be successfully developed. It also indicated that barbed suture technology was applicable to a range of different absorbable and non-absorbable polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Other

OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period5/17/045/21/04

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