•Produced from Polydioxanone
•Monofilament for smooth passage through tissue
•Synthetic for minimal tissue reaction
•Tensile strength – 14 days = between 60% - 80% original strength remaining, depending on the gauge
•Absorbable by hydrolysis, absorption is minimal until approximately the 90th day post implantation. Completely absorbed between 182-238 days
Sutures, stitches and staples are used for the same purpose - to close wounds or surgical incisions - but they are not the same
Surgical suture is a medical device used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery.
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