Do barbed sutures with different surface textures have different effects on adhesion formation and histological features? An experimental blinded study in an animal model.

Karacan T., Ozyurek E., Turkgeldi L. S., Kiyak H., Pesen S., Yasti M., ...More

Advances in clinical and experimental medicine : official organ Wroclaw Medical University, vol.28, no.5, pp.643-649, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background. The obstetrics and gynecology literature has expanded in recent years to include clinical trials assessing the use of barbed sutures. The difficulty of intracorporeal suturing continues to be a barrier to a wider use of laparoscopy. Although the use of barbed sutures has been shown to ease the process of laparoscopic suturing considerably, concerns have been raised regarding a potentially increased risk of adhesions or inflammation as a result of their use.