Polypropylene Sutures

 

Monofilament
Smooth surface will not support bacterial growth.
Synthetic
Elicits only minimal tissue reaction.

Non Absorbable
Provides permanent tensile strength retention in tissue, even in the presence of infection.

Polypropylene blue/black (PP) is a non-resorbent monofile thread with a smooth pore free surface.

Polypropylene Suture  is a synthetic non-absorbable monofilament suture made of Polypropylene, available in blue colour to enhance visibility.

sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures. Besides the normal DDP packaging, Polypropylene Sutureis also offered in a LongPack presentation completely avoiding the memory effect.

Polypropylene suture is a non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of a synthetic linear polyolefin. Polypropylene is dyed blue to enhance visibility in the body. Polypropylene suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in the tissue, followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous tissue. Unlike absorbable, and some non absorbable sutures, Polypropylene is not affected or weakened by tissue enzymes. Thus, Polypropylene is not subject to any degradation or loss of tensile strength. Due to its monofilament composure, Polypropylene suture resists involvement in infection. Moreover, Polypropylene has been successfully implemented in contaminated and previously infected wounds.

As with other synthetic sutures, knot security requires the standard technique of square ties with additional throws as indicated by surgical circumstances and the experience of the operator.

Distinctive Characteristics of  Polypropylene:

·  Extremely high tensile strength

·  Very Flexible

·  Due to its synthetic and monofilament characteristic, Polypropylene Elicits only minimal tissue reactivity.

·  Polypropylene is highly ductile. It extends 30% prior to rupture of the thread, allowing for the post-operative swelling of tissue and avoiding possible strangulation of tissue.

·  Allows for secured knot tying.

·  Extremely smooth textile, resulting in minimal tissue trauma.

-  Excellent knot tying features.
- Excellent knot run down and security
- Minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues
- Unsurpassed strength
- Optimal elasticity and elongation properties

Note: Polypropylene sutures meet or exceed USP minimum.


United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Requirements

Suture Size

USP. Diameter (Mils.)

USP Knot Pull (Lb)

USP

METRIC

MIN

MAX

MIN

10-0

0.2

0.08

1.1

0.13

9-0

0.3

1.2

1.5

0.15

8-0

0.4

1.6

1.9

0.24

7-0

0.5

2.0

2.7

0.35

6-0

0.7

2.8

3.9

0.60

5-0

1

3.9

5.9

1.19

4-0

1.5

5.9

7.8

1.81

3-0

2

7.9

9.8

3.00

2-0

3

11.8

13.3

3.97

0

3.5

13.8

15.7

7.50

1

4.0

15.7

19.6

10.50

2

5

19.7

23.6

13.00


Cardiac and Vascular

Surgery

Plastic Surgery 

·          Low friction, superior glide , particularly suited to the “parachute” technique

·          Very low memory , easy to handle

·          Minimal tissue trauma

·          High strength


Caution:
Care should be taken to avoid damaging the surface of the material with surgical instruments, as this could lead to fracture of the material..


Exceptionally smooth
For easy passage through tissue.

Pliable
For easy knot tying.

·Colour : BLUE/BLACK
      ·Sterilization: By : Ethylene Oxide
      ·Shelf Life : 5 years

Range:

  • U.S.P Sizes available 10-0 to 2.
  • With needle- Suture lengths from 45cms to 150cms & Needle length from 8mm to 70 mm*

          * Supplied as needled sutures and Ligatures( Includes variety of Stainless Steel needles like Round bodied, Cutting, Reverse cutting, Taper cutting, Taper Point , Spatula , Blunt Point ,etc.)

  • Grade of needle-AISI 420 & 455.

 

Package Info:

         ·Packs of 12pcs & 24pcs.

  • Dry
  •  Medical grade paper & Polyester laminated poly film.

Indication

- Vascular surgery
- Cardiac surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Skin closure (intra, sub, skin)
- Neurosurgery
- Microsurgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery