Polypropylene Monofilament Sutures
International quality polypropylene
monofilament sutures for the most delicate speciality procedures.
The strong, smooth, pliable SMB polypropylene suture provides superior
handling, accurate knot placement and knot security with less throws. SMB
Polypropylene a Versatile Monofilament, the suture of choice
- Reasonable Elasticity
- High degree of smoothness
- Highly visible in the wound
- Passes through tissue easily
- Increased suppleness and pliability
inert and non-capillary with minimal tissue reaction
- Uniform diameter with high tensile strength resists breakage
- Soft, supple material reduces memory and improves handling
- Strength plus suppleness results in greater knot security with fewer
throws, less dispensing memory and improved handling characteristics
Synthetic, Polypropylene Monofilament
Suture is a Non-absorbable Surgical Suture. Blue colored for easy
identification during Surgery. Polypropylene Monofilament surgical suture
meets all the requirements established by the United States Pharmacopoeia
(U.S.P.) for diameter, knot pull strength and needle detachment strength.
SMB Polypropylene Monofilament Sutures packed in straight configuration
tyvek pouches for offering minimal memory.
SMB Polypropylene Monofilament Needled Sutures
show 50% more knot
pull strength and needle detachment strength than limits specified for Class
I sutures as per current USP.
Minimal tissue reaction. Does not support
any infection. As a monofilament, it has no interstices to support bacterial
growth. It is unwetted by blood, unweakened by tissue enzymes, offers
prolonged tensile strength even in infected areas.
Polypropylene Monofilament is indicated
for use in Cardiovascular, Ophthalmic, General Closure, Orthopedics, Plastic
and Microsurgeries, soft tissue approximation and, or ligation. The suture
is highly visible in the wound. The lack of adherence to tissues has
facilitated the use of SMB Polypropylene suture as a pull out suture.
Avoid damage to the surface of suture,
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
techniques of flat, square ties, with additional throws as warranted by
surgical circumstances and the experience of the surgeon.
As 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 non absorbable
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
Polypropylene Monofilament suture has
evolved as the standard suture for the majority of cardiovascular
procedures. This suture is known for low tissue drag, easy handling and good
By Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilization.