Evaluation of four suture materials for surgical incision closure in Siberian sturgeon

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Univ Georgia, Warnell Sch Forestry & Nat Resources, Athens, GA 30602 USA; US Fish and Wildlife Service; Georgia Department of Natural Resources; University of Georgia; USGS
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Abstract

The visual and microscopic tissue reactions to the absorbable monofilament Monocryl, absorbable monofilament triclosan-coated Monocryl-Plus, absorbable multifilament Vicryl, and nonabsorbable monofilament Prolene were evaluated for their use of surgical closure in Siberian Sturgeon Acipenser baerii. Postoperative assessments were conducted at 1, 2, 8, 12, and 26 and 55 weeks to visually evaluate the surgical incision for suture retention, incision healing, erythema, and swelling. Incisions were also assessed microscopically at 1, 2, and 8 weeks for necrosis, inflammation, hemorrhage, and fibroplasia. The results indicated that incisions closed with either Vicryl or Prolene suture materials were more likely to exhibit more erythema or incomplete healing compared with those closed with Monocryl or Monocryl-Plus. The surgical implantation of a transmitter in the coelomic cavity did not significantly affect the response variables among the four suture materials. Monocryl or Monocryl-Plus were equally effective and superior to other suture materials used for closing surgical incisions in Siberian Sturgeon or closely related species of sturgeon. Furthermore, Monocryl or Monocryl-Plus may decrease the risk of transmitter expulsion through the incision, as surgical wounds appear to heal faster and exhibit less erythema compared with those closed with Vicryl.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Evaluation of four suture materials for surgical incision closure in Siberian sturgeon
Series title Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
DOI 10.1080/00028487.2013.763857
Volume 142
Issue 3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 11 p.
First page 649
Last page 659
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