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Monofilament:

  • A single strand of material
  • Encounters less resistance when the suture passes through tissue
  • More subject to breakage
Braided:

  • Multifilaments are braided together
  • Can be coated to reduce resistance
    passing through tissue
  • Gives the suture greater tensile
    strength, pliability and flexibility
  • Provides a more secure knot