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Wound Closure

PROLENE® Polypropylene Suture

PROLENE® Polypropylene Suture

Overview

PROLENE Sutures (clear or pigmented) are non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of an isotactic crystalline steroisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin. The suture is pigment blue to enhance visibility.

PROLENE Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures.

Description & Specs

PROLENE Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures.

PROLENE Sutures have been trusted by cardiovascular surgeons for over 40 years

  • Used in over 100 million people worldwide and in 8 out of 10 CABG procedures1
  • High tensile strength and “stretch before break” breaking resistance engineered into every strand1
  • Unique extrusion process ensures uniform suture diameter, avoiding suture weak spots

PROLENE Sutures are available with a wide range of needles, including innovative technologies such as EVERPOINT® Cardiovascular Needles.

PROLENE Sutures elicit a minimal inflammatory reaction in tissue, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. PROLENE Sutures are not absorbed, nor are they subject to degradation or weakening by the action of tissue enzymes.

As a monofilament, PROLENE Sutures resist involvement in infection and have been successfully employed in contaminated and infected wounds to eliminate or minimize later sinus formation and suture extrusion.218

Furthermore, the lack of adherence to the tissues has facilitated the use of PROLENE Suture as a pull-out suture.

Suture Construction Suture Color Available Sizes Suture BSR* Profile Absorption complete by:
Monofilament Blue / Clear (undyed) 2 though 10/0 Indefinite n/a

View the full portfolio of PROLENE Polypropylene Sutures on the Ethicon Product Catalog site

Site References

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