volume 14, issue 3, P251-268 1980
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820140307
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Abstract: The thrombogenicity of five suture materials--polypropylene (Prolene), polyester (Mersilene), polyglactin 910 (Vicryl), nylon (Tthilon), and silk--was examined in vivo by scanning electron microscopy. The most blood-compatible material appeared to be Prolene. A rather satisfactory antithrombogenciity was shown by Mersilene, in comparison with which Ethilon and Vicryl provided less thromboresistance. The possible connection between the chemical changes which occur during the hydrolysis of Vicryl and its blood c…

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