Surgical Steel Sutures

Surgical Steel sutures are non-absorbable, sterile, surgical sutures composed of high quality stainless steel. Because of its high tensile strength, it exhibits very minimal loss over time and has low tissue reactivity. surgical steel is available as a monofilament. Surgical Steel is recommended for surgeries ranging from orthopedic surgery to sternal closure. Due to its rigidity, extreme care should be used when handling surgical steel to avoid fragmentation, which could pose harm to both the surgeon and patient.

STEEL

Stainless steel sutures are composed of 316L Stainless steel conforming to ASTM Standard F138 Grade 2 "Stainless steel bar and wire for surgical implants".

STEEL sutures meet all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and for nonabsorbable surgical sutures.

Distinctive Characteristics of  Surgical Steel Sutures:

Exceptional tensile strength
- Excellent tissue compatibility

Steel sutures are for use in abdominal wound closure, intestinal anastomosis, hernia repair and sternal closure.

These sutures comply with the requirements of U.S. Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and The European Pharmacopoeia (PhEUR) except for an occassional slight deviation in diameter in some gauge sizes.

Description
Steel wire is a non-absorbable twisted or monofilament suture made of corrosion-resistant steel, for orthopaedic surgery.
Steel wire  is the basis for products like the Sternum Set.


Colour
Silver.

Construction
Multifilament and monofilament available.

Non-Absorbable
Provides permanent tensile strength retention in tissue.

Multifilament Range
Gauge sizes 4-0 and 3-0 (U.S.P.). Supplied as needled sutures.

Monofilament Range
Gauge sizes 1 to 7. Supplied as needled sutures.

Sterilisation
By Irradiation.


·Shelf Life : 5 years
 Range:
 

  ·Grade of needle-AISI 420 & 455.

Package Info:

         ·Packs of 12pcs & 24pcs.

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

Indication
- Orthopaedic


These sutures comply with the requirements of U.S. Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and The European Pharmacopoeia (PhEUR) except for an occassional slight deviation in diameter in some gauge sizes.


Directions for using sternotomy suture materials

Description: Sternotomy suture material is a monofil non-absorbable implantable surgical suture material made of high-grade surgical stainless steel AISI 316 LVM or Titan-wire. Sternotomy suture have yellow-edged labels. Sternotomy suture are available in different lengths and diameters and are armed with single high-grade stainless steel needles of different types of points, lengths, and curves. Sternotomy suture comply with the requirements of European pharmacopoeia in terms of sterile, surgical suture materials. Refer to our catalogue for more detailed information.

Indication: Sternotomy suture materials made of high-grade stainless steel or Titan-wire are intended for the closing of the sternum, using surgical techniques by which means monofil suture materials made of high-grade stainless steel or Titan-wire are inserted.

Application: The needle and thread combination to be used is selected according to the condition of wound, patient, area or application, surgical technique being applied and corresponding with the experience of the surgeon.

Actron: Sternotomy suture material made of high-grade stainless steel or Titan-wire triggers a minimal acute inflamed reaction in the tissues. Absorption does not occur.

Contraindications: Sternotomy suture material made of high-grade stainless steel or Titan-wire is not approved for use in patients who are sensitive towards or allergic to the metals contained in the high-grade stainless steel AISI 316 LVM (iron, nickel, chromium and manganese etc.).

Warnings/ Precautions: Since the risk of wound dehiscence is dependent on the area of the body and suture material being inserted, the user should be familiar with surgical methods and techniques (especially with knot techniques), by which means Sternotomy suture materials made of high-grade stainless steel or Titan-wire are used for sealing wounds, In the event of drainage, or closure of infected or contaminated wounds, generally acknowledged surgical techniques must be followed. In general, when using Sternotomy suture, you should ensure that the suture material is not damaged or squashed by surgical instruments such as forceps, needle-holders or tweezers, since this could result in negative changes in the tensile strength of the suture material and in its safety. When using Sternotomy suture, you should ensure that you grip the middle of the needle and do not damage either the point or armed end of the needle with surgical instruments like tweezers or needle holders, since otherwise this can cause the needle to bend or break. When separating needle from thread suitable forceps should be used and the separation must occur at a distance of at least 4-5 cm from the end of the needle shaft. In general, surgical needles should be handled with meticulous care when in use in order to avoid needle-prick injuries to patient and user. Suitable containers must be used for the disposal of needles.

Side-effects: The following side-effects can occur with the insertion of Sternotomy suture materials made of high-grade stainless steel or Titan-wire:- wound dehiscence, wound infections, allergic reactions in patients sensitive towards or allergic to high-grade steel AISI 316 LVM or Titan, slight acute inflamed reactions in the tissues and temporary local irritation.

Tips on the sterility: Sternotomy suture materials are packed in units of 1-6 and supplied in a sterile state. If packaging is damaged the suture materials must not be used. With unopened packs sterility is guaranteed to the expiry date on the pack.

Storage conditions: Sternotomy suture should be stored at a temperature of below 32°C. Protect from dampness and direct sunlight. Do not continue using after the expiry date.