Structure and strength properties of surgical sutures modified with a polyhydroxybutyrate coating
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It was shown that modified surgical sutures with a core—shell structure with assigned thickness and porosity of the polyhydroxybutyrate shell or mixtures with other polymers and SF additives can be fabricated. It was found that a change in the content of the modifier polymer in the fibres within the limits of up to 15% had almost no effect on their metric size and strength. The dependence of the rigidity of the sutures on the modifier polymer content is described.
KeywordsCoating Content Breaking Load Modifier Polymer Polyhydroxybutyrate Metric Size
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