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Unformatted text preview: disease or weakening of the vessel wall. Anastomosis: The connection of normally separate parts or spaces so they intercommunicate. May be naturally occurring or artificially constructed E.g. it connects two blood vessels. Surgical Gut plain Lost within 7-10 days Surgical Gut Chromic Lost within 21-28 days Vicryl 60% after 2 weeks 30% at 3 weeks 0% at 30 days Dexon Same as Vicryl PDS (Polydioxanone) 70% at 2 weeks 50% at 4 weeks 25% at 6 weeks Nylon-Nylon will have much greater retention of tensile strength because it is not easily degraded by the body....
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- Spring '07