Table 1: Implantation scheme of size 3–0 P4HB sutures in the paravertebral muscle of SPF-Wistar rats.

Implantation scheme MonoMax USP 3–0
GroupTime of terminationNumber of animals

14 weeks p.op.5
28 weeks p.op.5
312 weeks p.op.5
416 weeks p.op.5
524 weeks p.op.6
632 weeks p.op.6
737 weeks p.op.6
842 weeks p.op.6
950 weeks p.op.6
1064 weeks p.op.6

p.op.: post operation.