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Wound Closure

ETHIBOND EXCEL® Polyester Suture

Overview

ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture is a nonabsorbable, braided, sterile, surgical suture composed of Poly (ethylene terephthalate). It is prepared from fibers of high molecular weight, long-chain, linear polyesters having recurrent aromatic rings as an integral component.172

The suture is uniformly coated with polybutilate or poly {oxy-1, 4 butanediyloxy (1, 6-dioxo-1, 6 hexanediyl)}. The highly adherent coating is a relatively nonreactive nonabsorbable compound which acts as a lubricant to mechanically improve the physical properties of the uncoated suture by improving handling qualities as contrasted to the braided, uncoated fiber.172

ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture is braided for optimal handling properties, and dyed green for enhanced visibility in the surgical field.172

ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.172

Description & Specs

ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.172

ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture – designed for superior performance

  • The unique center core and braid construction of ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture delivers superior strength for greater confidence1
  • Sixteen carriers and a polybutylate coating promote superior knot slide performance1

ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture – the gold standard in cardiovascular surgery219

ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue, followed by a gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Implantation studies in animals show no meaningful decline in polyester suture strength over time. Both the polyester fiber suture material and the polybutilate coating are pharmacologically inactive.172

Suture Construction Suture Color Available Sizes Suture BSR* Profile Absorption complete by:
Braided Green / White (undyed) 5,2 through 7/0 Indefinite n/a

View the full portfolio of ETHIBOND EXCEL Suture on the Ethicon Product Catalog site

Site References

  • * BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)

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