Table 5: Results of the knot pull tensile strength (KPTS) in vivo degradation of USP 3–0 MonoMax and PDS II sutures subcutaneously implanted in the subcutis of rabbits.

MonoMax USP 3/0PDS II USP 3/0
Weeks p.op. [N]s.d. [N] [N]BSR [%] [N]s.d. BSR

036,23,8129,442,110023,32,320,527,2100
137,02,1734,541,610222,61,120,824,297
234,53,0529,439,39519,14,38,322,482
336,95,8323,343,610216,61,314,718,871
430,07,8020,644,88315,81,513,918,868
620,88,783,534,35711,51,38,912,849
822,14,9415,030,2617,11,92,88,830
1222,16,3111,833,361n.d.n.d.n.d.n.d.n.d.
169,25,553,016,725n.d.n.d.n.d.n.d.n.d.
2010,72,577,816,229n.d.n.d.n.d.n.d.n.d.