Evaluating Tensile Strength of Absorbable Suture Material in Commercially
Available Oral Rinses: An In vitro Study
Gayathri Radhakrishnan*, Vandana KV and Shobha Prakash
College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author:Gayathri Radhakrishnan, Post graduate Student, College
of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
Received: May 22, 2023; Published: June 03, 2023
Background: In periodontal and oral surgical treatments, suture materials are frequently employed. Suture strength is determined by a variety of parameters, including tensile strength, compressive strength, and knot configuration. The aim of this in vitro study was to compare 2 commercially available mouth rinses and chlorhexidine mouth rinse on tensile strengths of commonly used absorbable suture material.
Materials and Methods: The commonly used absorbable suture material polyglactin 910 (PLG 910) was selected. A total of 12 samples for each suture material for a combined total of 36 were used. The sutures were tested for pre- and post-immersion tensile strength after being placed in three different solutions. Tensile strength was determined by a testing machine with a load set at 50 N.
Results: Intragroup comparison was done using paired t test and quantitative data evaluation between two groups using post hoc test. Among the rinses, there was no statistically significant value in terms of stabilizing tensile strengths of the suture materials.
Conclusions: The tensile strength of polyglactin 910 (PLG10) significantly decreased post immersion in all the mouth rinses. This decreased value needs to be evaluated in a sample with longer time frame.
Keywords: Absorbable Suture; Chlorhexidine; Polyglactin 910; Tensile Strength
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