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Braided Polyester Suture

Aka: Braided Polyester Suture, Ethibond, Ethiflex, Mersilene, Dacron
  1. Category
    1. Synthetic Nonabsorbable Suture
  2. Advantages
    1. High tensile strength
    2. Low tissue reactivity
    3. Improved handling
    4. Improved knot security
  3. Disadvantages
    1. High tissue drag (Ethibond and Mersilene)
      1. Ethibond has less drag due to coating
      2. Coating may crack after knot tied
    2. Higher cost than other Nonabsorbable Suture
  4. References
    1. Epperson in Pfenninger and Fowler (1994) Procedures for Primary Care Physicians, Mosby, Chicago, p. 3-11
    2. Townsend (2001) Sabiston Textbook Surgery, p. 1552-3
    3. Howell (1997) Emerg Med Clin North Am 15(2):417-25 [PubMed]
    4. Moy (1991) Am Fam Physician 44(6):2123-8 [PubMed]

Ethibond (C0059711)

Concepts Biomedical or Dental Material (T122) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C014534
English Ethibond, ethibond
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Dacron (C0947693)

Concepts Biomedical or Dental Material (T122) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D011093
SnomedCT 256581005
English dacron, Dacron (substance), Dacron
Norwegian Dakron
Spanish dacrón (sustancia), dacrón
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Mersilene (C1321586)

Concepts Biomedical or Dental Material (T122) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C025539
SnomedCT 257400001, 404210005
English mersilene, Mersilene
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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