Surgical suture, unabsorbable, monofil, polypropylene

last updated : 2018/12/31
Code Description Ind. price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
MSNSNABM0C2
NON ABS, MONO PP, 0 US/3.5 E, 45 cm, n. 3/8-29.9 mm cut,7920 CH 0,96 0,0065kg 0,035L Add
Controlled Temp : Storage +15 to +25°C
MSNSNABM20C2
NON ABS, MONO PP, 2-0 US/3 E, 75 cm, n. 3/8-29.9 mm cut,7697 CH 0,96 0,0065kg 0,032667L Add
Controlled Temp : Storage +15 to +25°C
MSNSNABM20R1
NON ABS, MONO PP, 2-0 US/3 E, 75cm, n. 1/2-26 mm round, 8833 CH 0,96 3,944kg 0,027L Add
Item to be justified
Controlled Temp : Storage +15 to +25°C
MSNSNABM30C2
NON ABS, MONO PP, 3-0 US/2 E, 75 cm, n. 3/8-24.3 mm cut,7694 CH 0,96 0,0064kg 0,035L Add
Controlled Temp : Storage +15 to +25°C
MSNSNABM30R1
NON ABS, MONO PP, 3-0 US/2 E, 75cm, n. 1/2-17 mm round, 8872 CH 0,96 0kg 0 Add
Controlled Temp : Storage +15 to +25°C
MSNSNABM40C1
NON ABS, M. PP, 4-0 US/1.5 E, 75 cm, n. 3/8-18.7 mm cut,7150 CH 0,96 0,0064kg 0,035L Add
Controlled Temp : Storage +15 to +25°C
MSNSNABM50DRV
NON ABS, M. PP, 5-0 US/1 E, 75 cm, double n. r., vasc., 8710 CH 2,54 0,0064kg 0,035L Add
Item to be justified
Controlled Temp : Storage +15 to +25°C

 

General information

Use in general surgery for skin closures (thread gauges: 0-2, 0-3 and  0-4) and for vascular surgery (thread gauge 5-0).

Specifications

Materials:

Thread: polypropylene crystalline stereoisomer and polyolefin.

 

Needle: treated stainless steel.

Specifications:

Non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture (CnH2n), esp. a synthetic resin of this type.

 

Blue pigmented suture to enhance visibility.

 

Polypropylene suture elicits minimal acute inflammatory reactions in tissues; suturing is followed by the gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue.

Thread:

Monofilament is not absorbent, nor is it subject to degradation or weakening by the actions of tissue enzymes.

 

Monofilament polypropylene are infection-resistant, thus can be used on infected and contaminated wounds.

 

Its lack of adherence to tissue also facilitates its use as a pull-out suture.

 

The suture thread is slippery, it requires a 4-throw knot to secure the end.

Thread gauge

Indicated in USP (Unite States pharmacopoeia) and EP (European pharmacopoeia).

 

 

Gauges for absorbable and non-absorbable

synthetic materials

USP code

 

EP code

 

Diameter

min.       max.

       5-0

       1

0.10 – 0.14

       4-0

       1.5

0.15 – 0.19

       3-0

       2

0.20 – 0.24

       2-0

       2.5

0.25 – 0.29

       0

       3

0.30 – 0.39

       1

       4

0.40 – 0.49

       2

       5

0.50 – 0.59

 

Needle:

Type:

Eyeless with the thread attached and mounted on the needle.

Point:

A cutting needle, it has a triangular point with two edges in the horizontal plane and one edge in the vertical plane.

 

- In a regular cutting needle the vertical edge is located on the inner curvature.

 

- A cutting needle is designed to cut through dense, difficult-to-penetrate tissue, such as skin.

Shape:

The degree of curvature is described in terms of circumference in ½ to 3/8 of a circle.

Length:

available in different length (18-48mm)

 

Key to read non-absorbable suture description

NON ABS, MONO PP, 0 US/3.5 E, 45cm, n. 3/8-29.9mm, cut, 7920

 

General description:

Non-absorbable suture

NON ABS

Thread type:

Monofilament

MONO

Thread material:

Polypropylene:

PP

Thread Gauge according to:

US Pharmacopoeia:

0 USP

 

European pharmacopoeia

3.5 EP

Tread length:

 

45cm

Needle (n.):

Shape: 3/8 circle:

3/8

 

Length:

29.9mm

 

Point: Cutting (triangular)

cut

Manufacturer code N:

example: Ethicon 7920 H

7920

 

Components:

Vascular suture, double needle (one needle on each end of the thread) rounded point, used for the suturing of blood vessels.

Packaging:

Box, with 36 individually-packaged sutures with the following indications:

 

- Thread composition and material

 

- Thread Gauge size in USP and EP

 

- Needle point and length

 

- Sterilization method (ethylene oxide)

 

- Expiration date

 

- Batch number and  supplier code number

Storage:

Room temperature, protect from direct sunlight

Comments:

Do not re-sterilize: once opened discard all unused sutures and ligatures

 

Re-sterilizing causes materials to lose their strength and pliability.

Other:

 

Suture quality must meet the characteristics and tests described in the EU and US pharmacopoeias.

Must comply with European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC or American Directives 21CFR820