Stainless Steel Sutures

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Table of Contents Composition Stainless steel suture are rust proof, synthetic, non-absorbable metallic sutures composed of 316L stainless steel / chromium, nickel, and molybdenum alloyed vacuum re-melted stainless steel. It is available as simple or twisted / monofilament or multi-filament suture. Colour Stainless steel sutures are available in uncoated and undyed forms with natural stainless … Read more

Silk Suture

silk suture material black braided ethicon perma hand silk suture mersilk sizes 0 2 3 4 6

Table of Contents Composition Surgical silk is a widely used natural non-absorbable suture material, may be plain or braided/twisted and capillary in nature. It is composed of a natural organic protein Fibrion (composed of 70% protein fibers and 30% extraneous material like gum) which is obtained from the cocoon of silk worm (domesticated Bombyx mori), … Read more

Polyglyconate (Maxon) Suture

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Table of Contents Composition Polyglyconate suture material is strong, synthetic, monofilament, absorbable copolymer of glyconates (eg. Monosyn: Braun) or combinations such as glycolic acid and trimethylene carbonate (1,3-dioxan-2-one) (Maxon: USS/DG). Trimethylene carbonate is a poly ester carbonate in nature and it is 32.5% by weight in polycarbonate. Undyed polycarbonate is clear in appearance and dyed … Read more

Poliglecaprone Suture | PGCL suture | Polyglecaprone 25 Suture

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Table of Contents Composition Poliglecaprone / PGCL / Poliglecaprone 25 sutures are synthetic, monofilament, absorbable suture composed of glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone copolymer in the ratio of 75:25 (100/5 homopolymer). Due to the name of copolymers it is also called PGCL suture. Characteristics It is soft, extremely pliable with excellent handling properties, good knot security (but … Read more

Polydioxanone (PDS) suture

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Table of Contents Composition Polydioxanone/PDS / PDS II or poly-p-dioxanone suture is a slowly absorbable, strong, synthetic, crystalline, monofilament homo-polymer of 100 % polydioxanone (ether – ester). These sutures are uncoated. PDS suture material was the first synthetic absorbable monofilament suture. Handling It is more flexible than polyglycolic acid and polyglactin 910. It has minimal … Read more

Polydioxanone (PDS) Barbed Suture

Polydioxanone Barbed Suture stratafix symmetric PDS plus absorbable monofilament duracryl

Table of Contents Composition PDS / polydioxanone barbed sutures are sterile uncoated, synthetic, absorbable; monofilament wound closure devices which do not require knotting. These are made up of 100% polydioxanone (dyed violet during polymerization) which is non-antigenic and non-pyrogenic. Design/ Characteristics Barbed design (at 72 degree angle in spiral fashion) of PDS evenly distributes tension … Read more

Antibacterial Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) Suture

antibacterial polyglycolic acid PGA absorbable suture

Table of Contents Introduction Like other antibacterial sutures polyglycolic acid suture also available with coating of antibacterial agents like chlorhexidine or triclosan. Antibacterial coating of PGA suture helps in reducing chances of surgical site infection. A. Polyglycolic acid suture with chlorhexidine Composition Polyglycolic acid suture with chlorhexidine (eg. Megasorb plus) is braided PGA suture which … Read more

Polyglycolic acid (PGA) Suture

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Table of Contents Composition Polyglycolic acid suture / PGA suture is a synthetic, non-collagenous, braided multifilament, homo polymer of glycolic acid. It is smooth, sterile, strong and rapidly absorbable suture composed of 100% glycolide coated with non-toxic biocompatible material i.e. polycaprolactone and calcium stearate.  It is different from vicryl sutures which contain polyglactin material made … Read more

Polyglactin 910 suture ǀ PGLA Suture

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Table of Contents Characteristics It is a smooth, synthetic, multifilament, braided absorbable suture material, prepared from glycolic lactic acid polymer. It is inert, non-pyrogenic, non-antigenic and produces mild tissue reaction during absorption process. It has minimum tissue drag, easy to handle, smooth to tie down and unsurpassed knot security. It remains stable in contaminated wound. … Read more

Polyglactin 910 Fast Sutures

polyglactin 910 fast vicryl rapide absorbable sutures

Table of Contents Polyglactin Rapide / Vicryl rapide by ethicon / Petcryl 910 fast by dolphin sutures Introduction Polyglactin 910 rapide is gamma irradiated polyglactin. It is absorbed more rapidly than normal polyglactin and more rapid healing than chromic catgut sutures with little or no tissue reaction. These sutures are available in undyed form (clear)/Dyed … Read more

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