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Absorbable surgical sutures that are dimensionally stable within the body may be prepared by the extrusion of polylactide polymer, including copolymers of L(-) lactide with up to 35 mole percent of glycolide. Said polymers are characterized by an inherent viscosity of at least 1.0, and the extruded filaments are oriented by drawing at a temperature of about 50.degree. to about 140.degree. at a draw ratio of up to 11x, and annealed. Sutures so prepared have a tensile strength of from 25,000 p.s.i. to 100,000 p.s.i.

Title
Polylactide sutures
Application Number
05/036,797
Publication Number
3636956
Application Date
May 13, 1970
Publication Date
January 25, 1972
Inventor
Schneider Allan K
Assignee
Ethicon
IPC
A61l 17/00
A61B 17/00
C08G 63/08
C08G 63/00
A61B 17/06
A61L 17/12
A61L 17/00
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