The Effect of Different Suture Materials on Achilles Tendon Metabolism: A Preliminary in vivo Study of mRNA levels in Rabbits

SUMMARY Backround. Different suture materials are preferable for the repair of Achilles tendon ruptures. The effect of the sutures on the biological level on a repair scenario is still tentative. The purpose of this study is to show the effects of Vicryl®, Ethibond® and PDS®II on Achilles tendons at mRNA levels. Methods. 36 Achilles tendons … Continued