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Figure 9: Implantation of P4HB and PDS II sutures in a rabbit model to evaluate surgical functionality. Full thickness abdominal incisions were closed with PDS II (left) or poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (right) sutures. (a) at implantation. (b) skin incision line at 12 weeks. (c) laparotomy suture line (skin side) at 12 weeks. (d) laparotomy suture line (intestinal side) at 12 weeks.