Fibre Chemistry

, 43:68 | Cite as

Improved functional properties of surgical threads by surface modification with polymer composites

  • V. E. Rykalina
  • S. I. Shkurenko
  • E. V. Monakhova
  • A. V. Genis
  • T. V. Bodyakova
  • E. M. Mokhov
  • A. N. Sergeev

Modern suturing materials are developed with a focus on the requirements of surgeons for the optimum mechanical characteristics; interchangeability; compatibility; safety; a lack of allergic, teratogenic, and cancerogenic action in vivo; and a lack of capillary action. Biologically active (BA) thread with a complex action that was prepared by impregnating polyamide or polyester thread-base with a modified composition based on the biopolymer chitosan and including the antibacterial preparation ciprofloxacin and the germanium-containing preparation Astragerm-C was selected for the studies. The goal was to study the effects of the selected modification method and the composition of the modifier on the functional properties of a new surgical suturing material. It was shown that the produced surgical suturing material had improved functional properties that comply with modern requirements.

Translated from Khimicheskie Volokna, No. 1, pp. 57–62, January-February, 2011.


Chitosan Capillary Action Rise Height Thread Surface Interfiber Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. E. Rykalina
    • 1
  • S. I. Shkurenko
    • 1
  • E. V. Monakhova
    • 1
  • A. V. Genis
    • 1
  • T. V. Bodyakova
    • 1
  • E. M. Mokhov
    • 2
  • A. N. Sergeev
    • 2
  1. 1.TverRussia
  2. 2.TverRussia

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