The effect of myrrh and eugenol on resorption rate of different suture materials: an in vitro studyJournal: International Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics and e-Health (IJBMIeH) (Vol.11, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2023-11-15
Authors : Abdulrahman Al-Balawi Laith Al-Qutub Saleh Al-Akki Talal Al-Angari Rakan Shaheen;
Page : 29-32
Keywords : Sutures; Myrrh; oral surgery; wound healing;
This in vitro study exposed common absorbable oral surgery sutures - Vicryl, Vicryl Rapide, chromic gut, and Monocryl in 3-0, 4-0, and 5-0 sizes - to preparations of myrrh, eugenol, chlorhexidine, and essential oils. Samples were immersed at 37°C and degradation assessed by time to complete absorption. Smaller sutures degraded faster, especially with constant oil exposure. Monocryl 5-0 was most rapid while chromic gut was most resilient. Myrrh and eugenol oils significantly accelerated absorption compared to controls. The findings demonstrate myrrh and eugenol oils substantially reduce oral suture longevity in vitro, particularly for synthetic monofilaments. This can optimize clinical recommendations on suture selection and natural medicine usage post-operatively based on their impacts on degradation rates.
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