SMI Sutures





Type

Braided multifilament

Composition

Polyester – a polymer of polyethylene terephthalate

Coating

Silicone

Colour

Green

Tissue reaction

Minimal

Absorption

Non absorbable, gradually encapsulated by connective tissue

Presentation

Box with 12 sutures



Type

Braided multifilament

Composition

Braided fibres from the cocoon of the silkworm

Coating

Silicone

Colour

Black

Tissue reaction

Moderate

Absorption

Silk suture elicits an initial inflammatory reaction in tissues, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissues.

Presentation

Box with 12 sutures




Type

Twisted and coated multifilament
Sizes 5/0 and 6/0 monofilament

Composition

Polyamide 6.6 strands enclosed in a polyamide 6 sheet

Colour

Black

Tissue reaction

Minimal

Absorption

Non absorbable, gradually encapsulated by connective tissue

Presentation

Box with 12 sutures




Type

Monofilament

Composition

Extrusion of polyamide 6.0 or 6.6

Coating

None

Colour

Blue
Black

Tissue reaction

Minimal

Absorption

Non absorbable, gradually encapsulated by connective tissue. The thread mass diminishes, approximately 10% a year by rupture of chemical links (hydrolytic action).

Presentation

Box with 12 sutures




Type

Monofilament

Composition

Polypropylene, a polymer of propylene

Coating

None

Colour

Blue

Tissue reaction

Minimal

Absorption

Non absorbable

Presentation

Box with 12 sutures




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