volume 8, issue 3, P115-126 1974
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820080312
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Abstract: SummaryA standardized readily reproducible experimental model has been developed to assess the relative importance of the chemical and physical configuration of sutures as determinants of early infection in contaminated wounds. The chemical structure of the suture appeared to be the most important factor in the development of surgical infection. The incidence of infection in contaminated tissues containing either polypropylene sutures or nylon sutures was lower than the infection rate of tissues subjected to …

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