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William Bromberg brombwi1 at memorialhealth.com
Fri Aug 28 13:15:29 BST 2015

 I figure permanent suture would be the best because I have no idea how strongly the diaphragm heels. I personally use interrupted Ethibond because  I like the way it ties down deep in the hole.

Data? We don't need no stinking data.

William J. Bromberg, MD, FACS
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> On Aug 28, 2015, at 07:28, rm khattar <dr_rm_khattar at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> I have repaired diapragm with 2-0 prolene.Why because it is a dynamic muscle tissue.I f I have to do it tomorrow I will re-enforce with coated prolene mesh.
> R.M.Khattar
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>> On Fri 28 Aug, 2015 4:28 PM IST Errington Thompson wrote:
>> When repairing the diaphragm what suture do you use and why? When I was reading the Trauma textbook, there was a rather long discussion about what suture to use and how to repair the diaphragm but there was no data (that I saw) to support it. 
>> Errington C. Thompson, MD
>> Director of Trauma Services
>> Marshall University
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