04201216 is referenced by 124 patents and cites 3 patents.

The tie-down properties of multifilament surgical sutures are improved by coating the suture with an absorbable composition comprising a mixture of from about 1 to 4 parts of an absorbable, film-forming polymer, and 1 to 4 parts of a substantially water-insoluble salt of a C.sub.6 or higher fatty acid. Braided sutures coated with from 2 to 10 percent by weight of the composition are characterized by a smooth knot tie-down under both wet and dry conditions.

Title
Absorbable coating composition for sutures
Application Number
751002
Publication Number
4201216
Application Date
February 9, 1979
Publication Date
May 6, 1980
Inventor
Frank V Mattei
Piscataway
NJ, US
Agent
Wayne R Eberhardt
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61L 17/00
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