Non-absorbable suture

MEDEXA offers sutures from Resorba

Use of non-absorbable suture material places high demands on the material's lasting reliability and its tolerance by the body. All raw materials used in sutures from Resorba meet these demands.

SUPRAMID

SUPRAMID is a pseudomonofilament suture made from polyamide 6 and is manufactured by polycondensation of alpha-aminocaproic acid. SUPRAMID consists of a braided yarn core covered by a compressed sheath. This unique yarn structure gives SUPRAMID its positive properties of both a monofilament and multifilament suture. It is recognised by its elastic yarn core and smooth exterior. The yarn’s structure prevents capillarity with a maximum 10% fluid absorption.

Properties

  • Elastic
  • Easy to knot
  • Minimal tissue reactivity
  • No capillarity

SUPOLENE

SUPOLENE is a synthetic, non-absorbable thread that is manufactured by polycondensation of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. SUPOLENE is a braided suture that is silicon/teflon-treated to minimise capillarity and sawing effects as it passes through tissue. The yarn is hydrophobic which means that is does not absorb fluid.

Properties

  • No sawing effect
  • Minimal tissue reactivity
  • Low capillarity
  • Very even and smooth surface
  • Resistant against endogenous enzymes

RESOLON (Nylon)

RESOLON is a monofilament nylon suture made of polyamide 6. RESOLON is recognised by its elasticity and smooth surface. The yarn’s structure prevents capillarity with maximum 10% fluid absorption.

Properties

  • Elastic
  • Easy to knot
  • Minimal tissue reactivity
  • No capillarity

MOPYLEN

MOPYLEN is a synthetic, non-absorbable yarn that is manufactured by polycondensation of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. The suture is hydrophobic which means that it absorbs almost no water; it is also chemically inert. This, in combination with its non-thrombogenic properties, makes MOPYLEN particularly suitable for permanent insertion. MOPYLEN remains unchanged in tissue, even in inflamed and infected wound areas.

Properties

  • Permanent high tensile strength
  • Non-ageing
  • Hydrophobic
  • Easy to knot
  • Excellent passage through tissue

SILKE

SILKE is a multifilament, braided suture made of natural fibres from the silk worm. SILKE has excellent knotting properties and low tissue friction.

Properties

  • Natural fibre
  • Easy to knot
  • Minimal tissue reactivity
  • No capillarity