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Physical properties of surgical suture materials: Stress-strain relationship, stress-relaxation and irreversible elongation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  952566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The stress-strain relationship, the stress-relaxation and the irreversible elongation of different suture materials were investigated. It was found that the distensibility of the fibers varied greatly. Most fibers were found to be chiefly elastic but some fibers were elastic when a moderate load was applied and plastic when the load increased. Some fibers, especially Prolene, were plastic also when moderate load was applied. The importance of information concerning these and other physical properties of surgical suture material is pointed out. In the future, surgeons will not have to accept suture materials with unknown physical properties but will demand fibers with defined properties for every purpose.
D E Holmlund
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of surgery     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0003-4932     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Surg.     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-02     Completed Date:  1976-10-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372354     Medline TA:  Ann Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-93     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Stress, Mechanical
Sutures / standards*

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