Securing extraocular muscles in strabismus surgery: effect of cautery on suture strength

Carolina Adams, Steven E. Brooks

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Abstract

An experimental study was performed to evaluate quantitatively the effect of cautery on the tensile strength of sutures commonly used in strabismus surgery. This in vitro study was conducted in a controlled fashion using 6-0 polyglactin 910 suture, two different forms of cautery, and a precision digital force gauge. The results suggest that thermal electrocautery with a wire tip can substantially weaken or break 6-0 polyglactin threads only if direct contact is made, but bipolar cautery at typical ophthalmic surgical settings does not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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