Prolene - Polypropylene suture

Overview

PROLENE Sutures (clear or pigmented) are non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of an isotactic crystalline steroisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin. The suture is pigment blue to enhance visibility.
PROLENE Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures.

Description

PROLENE Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures.
PROLENE Sutures have been trusted by cardiovascular surgeons for over 40 years.
Used in over 100 million people worldwide and in 8 out of 10 CABG procedures.
High tensile strength and “stretch before break” breaking resistance engineered into every strand.
Unique extrusion process ensures uniform suture diameter, avoiding suture weak spots
PROLENE Sutures are available with a wide range of needles, including innovative technologies such as EVERPOINT® Cardiovascular Needles.
PROLENE Sutures elicit a minimal inflammatory reaction in tissue, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. PROLENE Sutures are not absorbed, nor are they subject to degradation or weakening by the action of tissue enzymes. As a monofilament, PROLENE Sutures resist involvement in infection and have been successfully employed in contaminated and infected wounds to eliminate or minimize later sinus formation and suture extrusion.
Furthermore, the lack of adherence to the tissues has facilitated the use of PROLENE Suture as a pull-out suture.

Specifications

Suture Construction: Monofilament
Suture Color: Blue / Clear (undyed)
Available Sizes: 2 though 10/0
Suture BSR Profile (BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)): Indefinite
Absorption complete by: n/a

Ethibond Excel - Polyester suture

Overview

Ethibond Excel Suture is a nonabsorbable, braided, sterile, surgical suture composed of Poly (ethylene terephthalate). It is prepared from fibers of high molecular weight, long-chain, linear polyesters having recurrent aromatic rings as an integral component.
The suture is uniformly coated with polybutilate or poly {oxy-1, 4 butanediyloxy (1, 6-dioxo-1, 6 hexanediyl)}. The highly adherent coating is a relatively nonreactive nonabsorbable compound which acts as a lubricant to mechanically improve the physical properties of the uncoated suture by improving handling qualities as contrasted to the braided, uncoated fiber.
Ethibond Excel Suture is braided for optimal handling properties, and dyed green for enhanced visibility in the surgical field.
Ethibond Excel Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.

Description

Ethibond Excel Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.
Ethibond Excel Suture – designed for superior performance
The unique center core and braid construction of Ethibond Excel Suture delivers superior strength for greater confidence.
Sixteen carriers and a polybutylate coating promote superior knot slide performance.
Ethibond Excel Suture – the gold standard in cardiovascular surgery.
Ethibond Excel Suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue, followed by a gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Implantation studies in animals show no meaningful decline in polyester suture strength over time. Both the polyester fiber suture material and the polybutilate coating are pharmacologically inactive.

Specifications

Suture Construction: Braided
Suture Color: Green / White (undyed)
Available Sizes: 5,2 through 7/0
Suture BSR Profile (BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)): Indefinite
Absorption complete by: n/a

Ethilon - Nylon suture

Overview

Ethilon Suture is nonabsorbable, sterile surgical monofilament suture composed of the long-chain aliphatic polymers Nylon 6 and Nylon 6,6.
Ethilon Suture is dyed black or green to enhance visibility in tissue.
Ethilon Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological procedures.

Description

Ethilon Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological procedures.
Ethilon Suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue, which is followed by a gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. While nylon is not absorbed, progressive hydrolysis of the nylon in vivo may result in gradual loss of tensile strength over time.
Due to the gradual loss of tensile strength which may occur over prolonged periods in vivo, nylon suture should not be used where permanent retention of tensile strength is required.

Specifications

Suture Construction: Monofilament
Suture Color: Black / Green / Clear (undyed)
Available Sizes: 2 though 11/0
Suture BSR Profile (BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)): Gradual loss of tensile strength over time
Absorption complete by: n/a

Mersilene - Polyester suture

Overview

Mersilene Suture is a nonabsorbable, braided, sterile surgical suture composed of Poly (ethylene terephthalate). It is prepared from fibers of high molecular weight, long-chain, linear polyesters having recurrent aromatic rings as an integral component.
Mersilene Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.

Description

Mersilene Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.
The sutures are braided for optimal handling properties, and for good visibility in the surgical field, are dyed green.
Mersilene Suture provides precise, consistent suture tension.
Mersilene Suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue, followed by a gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Implantation studies in animals show no meaningful decline in polyester suture strength over time. The polyester fiber suture material is pharmacologically inactive.

Specifications

Suture Construction: Braided
Suture Color: Green / White (undyed)
Available Sizes: 1 through 6/0
Suture BSR Profile (BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)): Indefinite
Absorption complete by: n/a

Specifications

Suture Construction: Monofilament
Suture Color: Green
Available Sizes: 10/0 through 11/0
Suture BSR Profile (BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)): Indefinite
Absorption complete by: n/a

Perma Hand Silk suture

Overview

Perma-Hand Suture is a nonabsorbable, sterile, surgical suture composed of an organic protein called fibroin. This protein is derived from the domesticated species Bombyx mori (B. mori) of the family Bombycidae.
The sutures are processed to remove the natural waxes and gums, dyed black and coated with a special wax mixture. Perma-Hand Suture is also available in its natural color, also available is Perma-Hand Virgin Silk Suture in which the sericin gum is not removed and serves to hold the filaments together.
Perma-Hand Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological procedures.

Description

Perma-Hand Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological procedures.
Perma-Hand Suture elicits an acute inflammatory reaction in tissue, which is followed by a gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. While silk sutures are not absorbed, progressive degradation of the proteinaceous silk fiber in vivo may result in gradual loss of all of the suture’s tensile strength over time.
Due to the gradual loss of tensile strength which may occur over prolonged periods in vivo, silk suture should not be sued where permanent retention of tensile strength is required.

Specifications

Suture Construction: Braided
Suture Color: Black
Available Sizes: 5,2 through 7/0
Suture BSR Profile (BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)): Gradual loss of all tensile strength over time
Absorption complete by: n/a

Surgical Stainless Steel suture

Overview

Surgical stainless steel suture is a nonabsorabable, sterile surgical suture composed of 316L stainless steel. The suture is available as a monofilament and multifilament suture.
Surgical stainless steel suture is indicated for use in abdominal wound closure, hernia repair, sterna closure and orthopaedic procedures including cerclage and tendon repair.

Description

Surgical stainless steel suture is indicated for use in abdominal wound closure, hernia repair, sterna closure and orthopaedic procedures including cerclage and tendon repair.
Surgical stainless steel suture elicites a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue and is not absorbed.

Specifications

Suture Construction: Monofilament
Suture Color: Silver/Metallic
Available Sizes: 7 though 5/0
Suture BSR Profile (BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)): Indefinite
Absorption complete by: n/a