volume 55, issue 4, P591-596 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1977.tb05656.x
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PEEP ALGVERE

Abstract: Episcleral silicone rods are used as encircling elements in retinal detachment surgery. In order to reinforce the encircling effect and form a stable effective buckle, the episcleral silicone rod is combined with an Arruga suture or a fairly rigid teflon band. The Arruga string (a 2-0 supramid suture) is sewn, in a longitudinal direction, into a solid silicone rod (2 mm in diameter) or into a silicone half-cylinder (diameter 3 or 4 mm). Soft sponge-like rods can also be reinforced with a 2 mm broad teflon band…

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