MemberFebruary 10, 2023 at 10:48 am
I remember Dr. Brown mentioning that silk sutures do degrade or dissolve over time. I found an interesting research paper about suture materials from 1970, linked below. It also talks about polypropylene and has an interesting aside about the quality of the polypropylene material changing, affecting the way the suture responded in the body.
Very interesting also to see a time when doctors did real research. A two+ year study, with microscopy and analysis. Real critical thinking instead of the common “meta-study” that is done today, where old databases of dubious quality are collected and parsed through using search terms that the researcher thinks will define the area of study, or support the researcher’s premise.
Here’s a direct link to the pdf file.