II. Category

III. Advantages

  1. High tensile strength
  2. Low tissue reactivity
  3. Improved handling
  4. Improved knot security

IV. 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

V. 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]

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