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Title: Review Paper: Absorbable Polymeric Surgical Sutures: Chemistry, Production, Properties, Biodegradability, and Performance
Authors: Pillai, Chennakkattu Krishna Sadasivan
Sharma, Chandra P.
Keywords: Biocompatibility
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS APPLICATIONS
Citation: JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS APPLICATIONS. 25; 4; 291-366
Abstract: Among biomaterials used as implants in human body, sutures constitute the largest groups of materials having a huge market exceeding $1.3 billion annually. Sutures are the most widely used materials in wound closure and have been in use for many centuries. With the development of the synthetic absorbable polymer, poly(glycolic acid) (PGA) in the early 1970s, a new chapter has opened on absorbable polymeric sutures that got unprecedented commercial successes. Although several comparative evaluations of suture materials have been published, there were no serious attempts of late on a comprehensive review of production, properties, biodegradability, and performance of suture materials. This review proposes to bring to focus scattered data on chemistry, properties, biodegradability, and performance of absorbable polymeric sutures.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0885328210384890
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