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Kenneth A Messier, Joseph D Rhum: Caprolactone polymers for suture coating. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Charles J Knuth, Peter C Richardson, Gezina Holtrust, November 25, 1986: US04624256 (100 worldwide citation)

High molecular weight caprolactone polymers are coated on surgical sutures to improve suture properties such as smooth surface, single knot slipdown, two throw knot slipdown for repositioning, and three throw knot security.


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Joseph D Rhum: Coated suture. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Charles J Knuth, Peter C Richardson, Robert F Sheyka, March 17, 1987: US04649920 (43 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an improved absorbable surgical suture. The suture is coated with an absorbable composition consisting essentially of a high molecular weight poly(alkylene oxide).