SURGICAL STAINLESS STEEL Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture
Surgical stainless steel suture is a non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of 316L, or comparable, stainless steel. Stainless steel suture is available as a monofilament.
Surgical stainless steel suture is indicated for use in abdominal wound closure, hernia repair, sternal closure and orthopedic procedures including cerclage and tendon repair.
The use of this suture is contraindicated in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to 316L, or comparable stainless steel, or constituent metals such as chromium and nickel.
Adverse effects associated with the use of this device include wound dehiscence, allergic response in patients with known sensitivities to 316L, or comparable stainless steel, or constituent metals such as chromium and nickel, infection, minimal acute inflammatory tissue reaction, pain, edema and local irritation at the wound site.
Stainless Steel is available in USP sizes 5 (metric size 5) through 7.