Specification(USP):8/0# 7/0# 6/0# 5/0# 4/0# 3/0# 2/0# 0# 1# 2# 3#
monofilament surgical suture is a sterile nonabsorbable isostatic crystalline
steroisomer of a linear hydrocarbon polymer containing little or no saturation.
Suture characteristics include; clear monofilament (undyed) and blue
monofilament (either D&C Blue # 6 or copper phthalocyanine blue dye).
Polypropylene monofilament surgical suture meets all requirements established by
the United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) for nonabsorbable surgical sutures.
is indicated for use in general, soft tissue approximation and/or ligation,
including use in cardiovascular and ophthalmic procedures.
elicits minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues, which is followed by
gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Polypropylene
monofilament surgical suture is not absorbed, nor is any significant change in
tensile strength retention known to occur in vivo.
NOT RESTERILIZE. DISCARD OPEN UNUSED SUTURES. STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. AVOID
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO ELEVATED TEMPERATURES.
with any foreign body, prolonged contact of this or any other suture with salt
solutions, such as those found in the urinary or biliary tracts, may result in
calculus formation. Users should be familiar with surgical procedures and
techniques involving nonabsorbable sutures before employing Polypropylene
monofilament surgical suture for wound closure as risk of wound dehiscence may
vary with the site of application and the suture material used. Acceptable
surgical practice should be followed with respect to drainage and closure of
contaminated or infected wounds.
handling this or any other suture material, care should be taken to avoid damage
from handling. Avoid crushing or crimping damage due to application of surgical
instruments, such as forceps or needle holders. Adequate knot security requires
the accepted surgical
of flat, square ties, with additional throws as warranted by surgical
circumstance and the experience of the surgeon. The use of additional throws my
be particularly appropriate when knotting monofilaments.
effects associated with the use of this device include wound dehiscence, calculi
formation in urinary and biliary tracts when prolonged contact with salt
solutions such as urine and bile occurs, enhanced bacterial infectivity, minimal
acute inflammatory tissue reaction,
and pain, edema, and erythema at the wound site.
monofilament surgical suture is available in sizes U.S.P. 10-0 through 2 (metric
sized 0.2-5.0). The suture is supplied sterile in ¡°pre-cut¡± lengths, both
non-needled and affixed to various needle types in one dozen boxes.