Accession Number : AD0707929

Title :   IN VIVO STRENGTH DEGRADATION OF SUTURE MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hodge,John W. , Jr. ; Bartels,William R.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An evaluation of poly(lactic acid) as a surgical suture was conducted to determine the effects of tissue fluids on the material. Tensile loads of poly(lactic acid), poly(glycolic acid), and chromic gut sutures were compared. It was concluded that additional work on poly(lactic acid) was necessary to improve the strength. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURGICAL SUPPLIES, *SYNTHETIC FIBERS), IN VIVO ANALYSIS, EFFICIENCY, DEGRADATION, BODY FLUIDS, LACTIC ACID, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), TENSILE PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE