II. Category

  1. Synthetic Absorbable Suture (monofilament)

III. Background: Properties

  1. Improved handling over Dexon and Vicryl
  2. Excellent tensile strength (similar to PDS)

IV. Background: Absorption (Hydrolysis)

  1. Day 14: 81% of tensile strength
  2. Day 28: 59% of tensile strength
  3. Day 42: 30% of tensile strength
  4. Day 180 to 210: Complete absorption of 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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Ontology: Maxon (C0127095)

Concepts Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C046409
English maxon, Maxon