1393758-A1 cites 5 patents.

A process for improving the knot tensile strength of a braided suture while maintaining its first throw holding characteristics includes the steps of applying a biocompatible co-polymer to the braided suture and then heating the suture to a temperature above the flow point of the co-polymer. An outer coat is applied to the suture after the heating step. The suture may be scoured with a solvent before the co-polymer is applied or the co-polymer may be applied simultaneously with the scouring step. The co-polymer preferably comprises one or more lactones, more preferably, ELEMENT -caprolactone and glycolide. This process may be used with bioabsorbable sutures, such as those comprising filaments made of polyglycolide and polylactide.

Title
Process for making sutures having improved knot tensile strength
Application Number
EP20030254764 20030730
Publication Number
1393758 (A1)
Application Date
July 30, 2003
Publication Date
March 3, 2004
Inventor
Fischer Jerome A
US
Scalzo Howard
US
Pokropinski Henry Jr
US
Assignee
Ethicon
US
IPC
A61L 17/00
A61L 17/14
A61L 17/00
A61L 17/14
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