Effect of Hyaluronic Acid Added to Suture Material and its Relationship with Bacterial Colonization: An In vitro Study
This study was published in 2018 in Journal of J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. (IF 2011: 1.48) by UAE and Indian dentists. The aims of this study were to evaluate the presence of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, in polyglycolic acid (PGA) 4-0 and silk sutures, with or without hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment.
This experiment provides further evidence of the anti-wicking properties of HA and proposes a novel measure of directly treating sutures with HA to prevent bacterial colonization. Further studies need to be done using different types of suture materials and for longer duration to justify quality and assurance in relation to postsurgical healing.