POLYBOND® ­­­ Braided Polyester Non-Absorbable Suture

DESCRIPTION

Polybond® is a braided polyester non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture, composed of polyethylene terepthalate. It is prepared from fibers of high molecular weight, long-chain, linear polyesters having recurrent aromatic rings as an integral component. The braided suture is coated uniformly with silicone to increase surface lubricity, thereby enhancing handling characteristics, ease of passage through tissue, and knot run-down properties.

CHARACTERISTICS

Polybond exhibits

• High tensile strength, both linear and knotted

• Maximum security in approximation of tissue under stress conditions

• Maximum security with prosthetic implants

• Smooth flow through tissue while maintaining optimal knot security

INDICATIONS

Polybond® suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological procedures.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

None known.

TENSILE STRENGTH

Polyester suture is nonabsorbable; no significant change in tensile strength retention is known to occur in vivo.

COLOR

White or Green

PACKAGING

Polybond® is available in USP sizes 8-0 through 5 (metric sizes 0.4-7). Polybond® is available with needles in one dozen boxes. Three dozen suture boxes available on customer request