Polydioxanone Sutures:

  • Synthetic - Minimal tissue reaction and predictable absorption
  • Monofilament - For smooth passage through tissue
    - Non capillarity minimises the risk of infection
  • Absorption - Mass absorption complete between 180 and 210 days

Polydioxanone suture is an absorbable, sterile, surgical suture composed of the polyester, poly (p-dioxanone). Polydioxanone has been found to be nonantigenic, nonpyrogenic, and elicits only minimal tissue reactivity during the absorption process. Clinical trials have shown that after two weeks, approximately 80% of  Polydioxanone initial strength remained. At eight weeks, approximately 44% of Polydioxanone initial strength remained. Complete absorption of  Polydioxanone is 180 to 210 days. Polydioxanone sutures are available dyed and colorless.

 

POLIDIOXANONE is dyed (D&C Violet No. 2) synthetic absorbable monofilament suture material bulk composed of Polydioxanone(PDO). This Material is intended for assembly of sterile surgical sutures with and without needles for human and veterinary use.
POLIDIOXANONE meets all the requirements established by the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) for Synthetic Absorbable Monofilament Surgical Sutures.

Distinctive Characteristics of  Polydioxanone Sutures:

  • Polydioxanone is ideal for internal tissues where a long lasting, absorbable suture is preferable.

  • As Polydioxanone is composed of synthetic materials, it elicits less reactivity than natural absorbable sutures.


    However, due to its prolonged absorption period, Polydioxanone may elicit some tissue reactivity.

     

    Compliance with the requirements of EP.

    High tensile strength.

    Lower Incidence of Infection and Trauma due to Smooth Surface

    Reliable absorbability : Predictable absorption (loss of mass) and high in vivo strength retention

    These sutures comply with the requirements of U.S. Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and The European Pharmacopoeia (PhEUR) except for a slight oversize in diameter.

    • Wound support - approximately 60 days

    Tensile Strength

    Post implantation


    14 days

    28 days

    42 days




    4-0 and smaller
    3-0 and larger
    4-0 and smaller
    3-0 and larger
    4-0 and smaller
    3-0 and larger

    Approximate % original
    strength remaining

    60%
    75%
    50%
    70%
    35%
    50%

Colour
Violet or undyed


Sterilization: Ethylene Oxide

Shelf Life : 5 years

Range:

  • U.S.P Sizes available : 8-0 to 2
  • With needle- Suture lengths from 45cms to 90cms & Needle length from 6mm to 50mm*

    * Includes variety of Stainless Steel needles like Round Bodied cutting, reverse cutting, taper cutting, taper point, Spatula , Blunt point  etc.
  • Grade of Stainless Steel -AISI 420 and 455.

Package Info ;

Packs of 12 Pcs  & 24 Pcs

  • Dry
  •  Aluminium Foil.

These sutures comply with the requirements of U.S. Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and The European Pharmacopoeia (PhEUR) except for a slight oversize in diameter.

Indications - Indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation, including use in paediatric cardiovascular tissue, in microsurgery and in ophthalmic surgery. These sutures are particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable suture and extended wound support (up to 6 weeks) is desirable.

Physical specification

Diameter (Standard:EP)

 

 

USPsize

 

 

EPmetric

 

LimitsonAverage(mm)

Min.

Max.

7/0

0.5

0.050

0.094

6/0

0.7

0.095

0.149

5/0

1

0.150

0.199

4/0

1.5

0.200

0.249

3/0

2

0.250

0.339

2/0

3

0.340

0.399

0

3.5

0.400

0.499

1

4

0.500

0.570

2

5

0.571

0.610

Knot pull tensile strength (Standard:EP)


 

USPsize

 

EPmetric

 

Avg.Min(kgf)

7/0

0.5

0.14

6/0

0.7

0.25

5/0

1

0.68

4/0

1.5

0.95

3/0

2

1.75

2/0

3

2.68

0

3.5

3.90

1

4

5.08

2

5

6.35