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Biotronix Healthcare Polyester sutures are synthetic non absorbable braided sutures composed of a polyester composite of polyethylene terephthalate. Biotronix Healthcare polyester braided sutures are available uncoated or evenly coated with silicone, thus enhancing handling properties, smooth passage through tissue and knot security.
Unlike some absorbable sutures, Biotronix Polyester sutures are not subject to degradation or known to lose tensile strength. Biotronix Polyester sutures meets U.S.P. requirements as described in the U.S.P. Monograph for Non-absorbable Surgical Sutures.
Biotronix Polyester sutures is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological procedures.
Characteristics of Biotronix Healthcare Polyester suture:
• Drill End Press Fit needles for maximum strength between thread and needles
• Silicone coated for smooth passage through tissue
• Tensile strength retained indefinitely
• Minimal tissue reactivity
• Maximum flexibility
• Minimal memory
• Excellent knot security
Individually packaged 12 or 36 per box. Also available in reels.
Do not use if package is open or damaged or if the expiration date has been exceeded. Discard open unused suture. Do not resterilize; resterilization may alter the physical properties of this suture. Users should exercise caution when handling surgical needles to avoid inadvertent needle sticks. Discard used needles in a “sharps” container. Avoid storing product at elevated temperatures. 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 nonabsorbable sutures before employing Polyester sutures for wound closure, as the risk of wound dehiscence may vary with the site of application and the suture material used. Acceptable surgical practice must be followed with respect to drainage and closure of infected or contaminated wounds.
In 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 technique of flat, square ties, with additional throws as warranted by surgical circumstance and the experience of the surgeon.
Adverse effects associated with the use of this device include: wound dehiscence, calculus formation in urinary and biliary tracts when prolonged contact with salt solutions such as urine and bile occurs, infected wounds, minimal acute inflammatory tissue reaction, and transitory local irritation.