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Effect of Ringer's Solution on Tensile Strength of Non-Absorbable, Medium- and Long-Term Absorbable Sutures

Robert Karpiński 1  ,  
Jakub Szabelski 1  ,  
 
1
Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36 St., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
2
Orthopedic Department, Łęczna Hospital, Krasnystawska 52, 21-010 Łęczna, Poland
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2017; 11(4)
Publish date: 2017-12-05
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The paper presents an experimental and correlational study of mechanical properties of selected surgical sutures. The research methods employed in the study consisted in conducting tensile strength tests on suture material and subjecting the obtained data to statistical analysis. The changes in tensile strength of absorbable sutures measured in tests were subsequently collated with results for suture material samples that were not exposed to Ringer’s solution. The results were, furthermore, compared with manufacturer’s specifications concerning suture absorption time in the body. The detailed analysis of differences between results presented in the study allowed us to formulate conclusions regarding the impact of exposure to Ringer’s solution on the strength of surgical sutures.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Jakub Szabelski   
Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36 St., 20-618 Lublin, Poland, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland