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Materiale Plastice
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Materiale Plastice (Mater. Plast.), Year 2016, Volume 53, Issue 4, 642-645



Marius Niculescu, Aurora Antoniac, Eugeniu Vasile, Augustin Semenescu, Octavian Trante, Mirela Sohaciu, Alina Musetescu

Evaluation of Biodegradability of Surgical Synthetic Absorbable Suture Materials: An In Vitro Study


Abstract:
Two types of sutures made by two different biopolymers were tested in terms of hydrolytic biodegradation in phosphate buffered saline solution, which simulates the physiological conditions, varying the pH of the medium and the immersion time. The determination of the degradation rate was conducted by measuring the weight loss of the sutures. The study revealed that both investigated surgical suture exhibit quite different hydrolytic degradation at various immersion times and pH level, a more intense degradation being recorded in the alkaline environment.


Keywords:
biodegradable polymer; suture materials; weight loss; SEM

Issue: 2016 Volume 53, Issue 4
Pages: 642-645
Publication date: 2016/12/30
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