04052988 is referenced by 254 patents and cites 8 patents.

Synthetic absorbable sutures and other surgical devices are prepared from polymers of p-dioxanone and 1,4-dioxepan-2-one, and alkyl substituted derivatives thereof. Monofilament sutures of oriented fibers are characterized by good tensile and knot strength and a high level of flexibility and softness. The sutures have good in vivo strength retention and are slowly absorbed without significant tissue reaction.

Title
Synthetic absorbable surgical devices of poly-dioxanone
Application Number
5/648236
Publication Number
4052988
Application Date
January 12, 1976
Publication Date
October 11, 1977
Inventor
David Wasserman
Springfield
NJ, US
Charles C Versfelt
Somerville
NJ, US
Namassivaya Doddi
Somerville
NJ, US
Agent
Wayne R Eberhardt
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61L 17/00
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