Some Significant Trends in Biodegradable Surgical Sutures
Narayan Gokarneshan *
Journal Title:Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research
The article highlights some significant trends in biodegradable surgical sutures. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are one of the most common nosocomial infections, which can result in serious complications after surgical interventions. Foreign materials such as implants or surgical sutures are optimal surfaces for the adherence of bacteria and subsequent colonization and biofilm formation. 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.