Tensile strength of cadaveric fascia lata compared to small intestinal submucosa using suture pull through analysis Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Fascia Lata
  • Intestinal Mucosa
  • Suture Techniques


  • Despite the current standard use of 1-zero polypropylene suture for pubovaginal sling fixation, our data suggest that 1-zero polyglactin suture is the strongest, and its use with pubovaginal sling fixation warrants further investigation. Using the cross fold technique and 1-zero polypropylene suture, tensile strength was greatest with cadaveric fascia compared to small intestinal submucosa. Although small intestinal submucosa was not as strong as cadaveric fascia, our persuasive preliminary data suggest that further investigation is warranted in the use of small intestinal submucosa and other suture fixation techniques, and its observed stretch capacity. Hence, with further studies small intestinal submucosa may remain a viable option for pubovaginal sling material.

publication date

  • January 30, 2001



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005392-200102000-00031

PubMed ID

  • 11176402

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 486

end page

  • 90


  • 165


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