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Surgical thread, SEM

Surgical thread, SEM

M390/0609

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3500 x 2672 pixels

29.7 x 22.6 cm ⏐ 11.7 x 8.9 in (300dpi)

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STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Surgical thread. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a knot tied in surgical thread of 10/0 gauge thickness. The thread is only 50 microns thick (0.05 millimetres). This is less than the thickness of a human hair. Such threads are made from microfilament nylon. Debris attached to the knot includes red blood cells.

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