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Relationship between applied load and clearance in suture knots

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Amena S. Shermadou
Steven R. Lindheim
Jerome L. Yaklic
Tarun Goswami corresponding author


Ethicon Coated Vicryl absorbable sutures of different diameters were studied in order to determine if a relationship exists between the load and measured clearance. A prototype was designed to simulate knot location. Tensile tests were conducted on the suture knots followed by clearance measurements after each load level was applied. From the results it was concluded that the measured clearance was directly proportional to the amount of load applied to the suture knot. Also, based on the diameter of the suture, the smaller the diameter, the lower was the total displacement of the knot or the clearance.

suture knot, knot clearance, biodegradable, biocompatibility

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Shermadou, A. S., Lindheim, S. R., Yaklic, J. L., & Goswami, T. (2022). Relationship between applied load and clearance in suture knots. Materials Engineering Research, 4(1), 196-200.


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