Review Article
Volume 4 Issue 8 - 2020
Some Advances in Textile Materials Used in Acupoint Catgut Therapy Application
N Gokarneshan1* and V Krishna Kumar2
1Department of Costume Design and Fashion, Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India
2SMK Fomra Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
*Corresponding Author: N Gokarneshan, Department of Costume Design and Fashion, Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, India.
Received: June 22, 2020; Published: July 06, 2020


The article comprehensively reviews recent developments in textile materials used for catgut embedding therapy applications. Polyglycolic acid (PGA) monofilament has been regarded as an excellent acupoint catgut embedding therapy (ACET) material because it offers numerous advantages, including easy accessibility and good forming and degradable properties. However, the poor hydrophilicity and cytocompatibility are the main disadvantages preventing it from having wider applications. Chitosan coating on acupoint catgut embedding therapy (ACET) is a critical issue in improving the comprehensive performances of embedding materials. However, the existing coating technologies have struggled to keep pace with both the academic study and industrial production. This work proposed a novel chitosan coating system consisted of pretreatment, spray-coating and rolling and drying parts. To evaluate the feasibility of this system, four types of monofilaments, namely polypropylene (PP), polylactic acid (PLA), polydioxanone (PDO) and polyglycolide acid (PGA), were adopted and their properties, such as swelling, compression and hydrophilicity, were also measured.

Keywords: Polyglycolic Acid; Acupoint Catgut Embedding Therapy; Cytocompatibility; Chitosan; Coating System; Swelling


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