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Table 3 Suture characteristics

From: Anterior colporrhaphy: a standard operation? Systematic review of the technical aspects of a common procedure in randomized controlled trials

Characteristic Number of studies (N = 40)
Material
 Polyglactin 16
 PDS 5
 Chromic catgut 2
 Polyethylene/polypropylene 1/1
 PDS or polyglactin 1
 Polyglactin + Prolene 1
 Not stated 13
Absorbability
 Absorbable 27
 Nonabsorbable 2
 Absorbable or nonabsorbable 1
 Absorbable + nonabsorbable 1
 Not stated 9
Structure
 Braided 20
 Monofilament 8
 Braided + monofilament 1
 Not stated 11
Size
 2-0 12
 1-0 2
 0 or 2-0 1
 0 + 2-0 1
 0 10
 Not stated 14
Technique
 Interrupted 19
 Continuous 1
 Purse string 1
 Not stated 19
Number of sutures
 Four to six 1
 Two figures of eight 1
 Not stated 38