Polyester 

The next generation of non-absorbable monofilament and braided suture

 

Description :

Synthetic non-absorbable monofilament  or braided suture  made of Polyester available in blue colour to enhance visibility and white.

Polyester , Nonabsorbable monofilament surgical sutures are composed of polybutester, a copolymer of butylene terephthalate and polytetramethylene ether glycol.

Sutures meet all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and European Pharmacopoeia (EP) for nonabsorbable surgical sutures.

Polyester sutures are sterile, surgical sutures composed of Polyethylene Terephthalate. They are prepared from fibers of high molecular weight, long-chain, linear polyesters having recurrent aromatic rings as an integral component. The monofilament sutures are uncoated and the braided sutures are available uncoated or coated uniformly with polybutylene adipate to increase surface lubricity, thereby enhancing handling characteristics, ease of passage through tissue, and knot run-down properties. Polyester sutures are inert and elicit only minimal local tissue reaction. They are available dyed with D&C Green No. 6 colorant and are also available undyed (white). sutures meet all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the European Pharmacopeia (EP) for nonabsorbable surgical sutures except where indicated on the individual unit package.

 

Distinctive Characteristics of  Polyester Sutures:

·  Coated Polyester allows for an easier passage of the braided strands through the tissue allowing for smother usage and less irritation.

·  It provides for minimal breakage, and thus eliminates the need to remove irritating suture fragments postoperatively.

·  Provides excellent pliability (malleable).

·  Excellent handling qualities.

·  Smooth tie-down properties.

·  Dyed for good visibility in the surgical arena.

Polyester sutures meet or exceed USP minimums.

 

Polybutester Hydrophobicity

Polybutester Elasticity and Static Creep Resistance

Elongates elastically under load or tension when wound edema occurs and returns to its' original form when edema recedes

Suture is not affected by hydrolysis and therefore is less likely to adhere to tissue during re-operative procedures Provides greater resistance to breaking, kink-free suture delivery, and easier needle arming and dispensing.

Specifically designed for anterior segment surgery in ophthalmology.

Separate or split through the thin lamellar plane of corneal and scleral tissue--minimizing tissue

- High lineal and knot-pull tensile strength
- Smooth uniform surface allowing effortless passage through tissue
- Low tissue reactivity

- Improved passage through tissue
- Optimal knot security

- Long term tensile strength retention
- Very good tissue compatibility

 

Indication

- General surgery
- Orthopaedics
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Ligatures

- Skin closure (intra, sub, skin ,…)

These sutures comply with the requirements of U.S. Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and The European Pharmacopoeia (PhEUR).

 

Suture Size

USP. Diameter (Mils.)

USP Knot Pull (Lb)

USP

METRIC

MIN

MAX

MIN

10-0

0.2

0.08

1.1

0.042

9-0

0.3

1.2

1.5

0.095

8-0

0.4

1.6

1.9

0.13

7-0

0.5

2.0

2.7

0.24

6-0

0.7

2.8

3.9

0.44

5-0

1

3.9

5.9

0.88

4-0

1.5

5.9

7.8

1.32

3-0

2

7.9

9.8

2.12

2-0

3

11.8

13.3

3.18

0

3.5

13.8

15.7

4.76

1

4.0

15.7

19.6

6.0

2

5

19.7

23.6

7.76

3 and 4

6

23.6

27.5

10.46

5

7

27.6

31.5

13.58

6

8

31.5

35.4

16.05

7

9

35.4

39.3

19.93

8

10

39.4

43.3

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        9

11

43.3

47.2

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Colour : Green and White
Dye Used : D & C Green CI 61565 (USFDA Approved)
Coating: Coated with polybutylate / Wax / silicone    

 ·Sterilization: By : Ethylene Oxide or Irradiation
 ·Shelf Life : 5 years

Range:

  • U.S.P Sizes available 10-0 to 4.
  • With needle- Suture lengths from 45cms to 150cms & Needle length from 8mm to 70 mm*
  • Available with pledgets

          * 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.