Surgical Sutures | Suture Thread

Wound closure biomaterials are generally divided into three major categories: suture materials; medical tapes – bandages or staplers / ligating clips; and skin glue – tissue adhesives.

Sutures (surgical stitches) are the most widely used in wound closure. A suture is a strand of material, either natural or synthetic, used to ligate (tie off) blood vessels or ducts during surgery and to approximate (sew) tissue together while healing takes place. They are divided into two basic groups with respect to the structure: multifilament (twisted, braided) and monofilament.

The selection of suture material to be used on a particular tissue is based on the individual characteristics (durability, handling, and knot-security), the age and condition of the patient, and the surgeon’s expertise, experience and preference.

CPT supplies the following types of sutures:

  • Absorbable sutures: Polyglactin 910 (PGLA), Polyglycolic Acid (PGA), Polydioxanone (PDO), Poliglecaprone 25 (PGCL), Catgut (Plain & Chromic)
  • Non-absorbable sutures: Nylon, Silk, Polypropylene, Polyester, Surgical Stainless Steel (Sternum Suture, Patella Set), Temporary Cardiac Pacing Wire – Electrode Set

ABSORBABLE SUTURES

CARESORB®
Polyglactin 910

Multifilament, mid-term wound support: 30 day, complete resorption: 56 -70 day

CARESORB RAPID®
Polyglactin 910 (R)

Multifilament, short-term wound support: 7-10 day, complete resorption: 42 day

CARESYN®
Polyglycolic Acid

Multifilament, mid-term wound support: 30 day, complete resorption: 60 -90 day

CARESYN RAPID®
Polyglycolic Acid (R)

Multifilament, short-term wound support: 7-10 day, complete resorption: 42 day

CARESORB PLUS®
Polyglactin 910 Antibacterial

Multifilament, medium-term wound support: 30 day, complete resorption: 56 -70 day

PROTISORB®
Polydioxanone

Monofilament, long-term wound support: 60-90 day, complete resorption: 180-210 day

TRUSTISORB®
Polyglecaprone 25

Monofilament, medium-term wound support: 21-28 day, complete resorption: 90-120 day

TRUSTIGUT® (C)
Chromic Catgut

Monofilament, mid-term wound support: 14-21 day, complete resorption: 90 day

TRUSTIGUT® (N)
Plain Catgut

Monofilament, short-term wound support: 7-10 day, complete resorption: 70 day

NON-ABSORBABLE SUTURES

CARESILK®
Silk

Multifilament/braided, composed of an organic protein Bombyx Mori, indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological procedures

CARELON®
Nylon – Polyamide

Monofilament, composed of polyamide 6/6.6, intended for use to suture superficial cutaneous skin and in plastic surgery, general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures

PROTIBOND®
Polyester

Multifilament/braided, indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures

TRUSTILENE®
Polypropylene

Monofilament, indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures

CARESTEEL®
Surgical Steel

Composed of 316L stainless steel,  indicated for use in abdominal wound closure, hernia repair, sternal closure and orthopaedic procedures including cerclage and tendon repair

CARENYL®
PVDF

Monofilament, indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures

CAREPACE®
Temporary Cardiac Pacing Wire

Temporary cardiac pacing wire used to treat arrhythmias during and after open heart surgery.