Table 2: Comparison of tensile properties of size 1 absorbable suture materials.

SutureChemical compositionDiameter (mm)s.d.LPTS (N)s.d.KPTS (N)s.d.Bending stiffness (mN)s.d.Young’s modulus (GPa)s.d.

MonoMaxPoly-4-hydroxybutyrate0,5170,0071186,1743,136370,4850,01
PDS IIPoly-p-dioxanone0,5320,0081094,9635,2753721,3700,03
MonocrylPolyglecaprone 250,5310,0021837,3925,9532210,7250,03
BiosynGlycomer 6310,5380,00517624,98910,5679640,8380,03
MaxonPolyglyconate0,5500,0061778,21189,379441 0,9410,06