Polyethylene Suture (UHMWPE)

Polyethylene Suture, UHMWPE (UNISTRONG)

Polyethylene Suture (UHMWPE) is a Ultra-high-molecular-weight non-absorbable braided sterile surgical suture prepared from fibers of ultra-high molecular weight.

UHMWPE is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene, it has extremely long chains. They are strong and their softness and chemical inertness minimize tissue inflammation and irritation in applications. It is 15x stronger than steel on a weighted basis and 3 times more than Polyester enabling a high resistance.

UHMWPE Suture is better indicated for heavy-duty orthopedic applications and increased contrast with surrounding tissue, also for use in cardiovascular surgeries.

Polyethylene Suture is best for:

UHMWPE Suture is better indicated for heavy-duty orthopedic applications and increased contrast with surrounding tissue, also for use in cardiovascular surgeries.

  • Strong, durable, and flexible.
  • Excellent tensile strength, excellent knot tying, minimum tissue reaction and, more abrasion
  • resistant when compared to polyester.
  • UHMWPE sutures can withstand the enormous stresses put on the material during arthroscopic
  • procedures by knot-pushing devices.
  • It has very low moisture absorption and an extremely low coefficient of friction.

Additional Information About Polyethylene Suture

Suture CharacteristicsBraided
MaterialPolyethylene
CoatingCoated by wax, silicon.
ColorWhite, White/Green, White/Blue, White/Black.
AbsorptionNon-Absorbable
USP Range2/0 - 7
SterilizationEO (Ethylene Oxide)
Shelf Life5 years
PackagingIn food-grade folder packed in a medical-grade pouch,
with or without needle
Needle TypeRound bodied, cutting edge, taper point, taper cutting, blunt point
MFG. LIC NoKTK/28/415/2013
OEM. LIC NoN. Code: KR/DRUGS/KTK/28/415/2013