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Polybutester

Aka: Polybutester, Novafil
  1. Category
    1. Synthetic Nonabsorbable Suture
  2. Advantages
    1. High tensile strength
    2. Low tissue drag
    3. Marked elasticity
      1. Elongates 50% of length at 25% of knot-breaking load
      2. Stretches with wound edema
      3. Snug after edema resolves
  3. 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]

polybutester (C0071521)

Concepts Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C048850
English polybutester
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Novafil (C0132886)

Concepts Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C048850
English novafil, Novafil
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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