STRATAFIX® Knotless Tissue Control Devices
Ethicon is transforming the wound closure experience
STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices leverage Ethicon’s legacy of proven innovation to elevate barbed sutures to the next level—with trusted Ethicon polymers and superior needle performance.1
History of innovation
Built on 130 years of trust and proven outcomes from Ethicon
From the creators of the first sterile suture comes the most comprehensive portfolio of barbed sutures—including proprietary polymers PDS® (polydioxanone) Suture and MONOCRYL®(poliglecaprone 25) Suture—and 3 anchor technologies for greater wound holding strength in various tissue types compared to interrupted suture3-13
Superior needle performance
Greater penetration and strength for enhanced needle control and reduced tissue trauma8,9
STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices are paired with Ethicon needles, which are resistant to bending or breaking and penetrate tissue smoothly1
Plus Antibacterial Technology
Only barbed suture with antibacterial protection for every layer of closure
Triclosan-coated sutures are now supported by World Health Organization (WHO) Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline, and American College of Surgeons & Surgical Infection Society (ACS & SIS) Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update2*
*The WHO, CDC, and ACS & SIS guidelines on reducing the risk of SSIs are general to triclosan-coated sutures and are not specific to any one brand. The third-party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners. For complete indication, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse reactions, please reference full package insert.
- Ethicon, Inc. or Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Data on file.
- American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.10.029.
- Berríos-Torres SI, Umscheid CA, Bratzler DW, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017. JAMA Surg. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0904 Data on file, Ethicon, Inc.: 100326296: Time Zero Tissue Holding - Competitive Claims Comparisons for STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices vs Various Products. 2015.
- Data on File. Ethicon, Inc. Performance Testing of STRATAFIX SYMMETRIC PDS PLUS Size 0 & 1 Devices – Initiation Strength in Porcine Tissue. AST-2013-0603.
- Data on file, Ethicon, Inc. AST-2013-0056 Performance Testing of STRATAFIX Symmetric PDSSize2-0 suture device for Tissue Holding Strength with Multiple Incision Defects to Measure Gapping.
- Data on file, Ethicon, Inc. Ethicon study PSE 09-0204, project number 11822. Exploratory histological and biomechanical evaluation of DOLFIN following closure of the ventral abdominal wall in a porcine model at 7±1 days. Approved on July 7, 2010.
- Data on file, Ethicon, Inc. Ethicon Performance Evaluation Memo AST-2012-0510. Performance Testing of STRATAFIX Symmetric Size 2-0 suture device for Tissue Holding Strength with an Incision Defect to Measure Gapping. Dated December 3, 2012.
- Data on file, Ethicon, Inc. Ethicon study AST-2012-0331. Tissue gapping under tension of porcine cadaveric skin incisions closed with Stratafix Spiral in comparison to Monocryl in both interrupted and continuous stitching patterns. Approved on August 24, 2012.
- Moran ME, Marsh C, Perrotti M. Bidirectional-barbed sutured knotless running anastomosis v classic Van Velthoven suturing in a model system. J Endourol. 2007;21(10):1175-1178.
- Vakil JJ, O’Reilly MP, Sutter EG, Mears SC, Belkoff SM, Khanuja HS. Knee arthrotomy repair with a continuous barbed suture: a biomechanical study. J Arthroplasty. 2011;26(5):710-713.
- Eickmann T, Quane E. Total knee arthroplasty closure with barbed sutures. J Knee Surg. 2010;23(3):163-167.
- Levine BR, Ting N, Della Valle CJ. Use of a barbed suture in the closure of hip and knee arthroplasty wounds. Orthopedics. 2011;34(9):e473-e475. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110714-35.
- Einarsson JI, Chavan NR, Suzuki Y, Jonsdottir G, Vellinga TT, Greenberg JA. Use of bidirectional barbed suture in laparoscopic myomectomy: evaluation of perioperative outcomes, safety, and efficacy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011;18(1):92-95