Sumary of Surgical sutures inspired by human tendons:
- To remedy the problem, researchers from Montreal have developed innovative tough gel sheathed (TGS) sutures inspired by the human tendon..
- These next-generation sutures contain a slippery, yet tough gel envelop, imitating the structure of soft connective tissues..
- In putting the TGS sutures to the test, the researchers found that the nearly frictionless gel surface mitigated the damage typically caused by traditional sutures..
- Part of the problem lies in the mismatch between our soft tissues and the rigid sutures that rub against contacting tissue, say the researchers from McGill University and the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre..
- “Our design is inspired by the human body, the endotenon sheath, which is both tough and strong due to its double-network structure..
- says lead author Zhenwei Ma, a PhD student under the supervision of Assistant Professor Jianyu Li at McGill University….