Surgical stainless steel suture is a nonabsorabable, sterile surgical suture composed of 316L stainless steel. The suture is available as a monofilament and multifilament suture.1
Surgical stainless steel suture is indicated for use in abdominal wound closure, hernia repair, sterna closure and orthopaedic procedures including cerclage and tendon repair.1
1. Ethicon Wound Closure Manual. 2007. Ethicon, Inc.