Accession Number : AD0742719

Title :   Dimensional Stability of Poly(DL-lactic acid) Monofilament.

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

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : In an effort to stabilize a poly(DL-lactic acid) monofilament suture, a number of post-treatments were considered. These included wet and dry heat, pre-stretching and pre-loading, and gamma radiation. None of the methods tried was successful in imparting dimensional stability to the suture material. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURGICAL SUPPLIES, *SYNTHETIC FIBERS), SHRINKAGE, LACTIC ACID, WETTING, HEAT TREATMENT, GAMMA RAYS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE