Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, June 19th, 2009
"Three suture materials were used: Ethibond, Fiberwire, and Nespron. They were tied with either the antislip knot using a pair of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 2 sutures or with a conventional reef knot using USP2 single sutures. The volume and tensile strength of the knots were measured (n = 25 for each combination of suture and method). The maximum tensile strength was observed with Fiberwire antislip knots with five throws (mean 587 N) and six throws (mean 590 N),...
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