Polyethylene Suture, UHMWPE

UNISTRONG - Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Suture (UHMWPE)

UNISTRONG – Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Suture (UHMWPE) is a non-absorbable, braided, sterile, surgical suture. This suture has constructed of a multi-strand, long-chain ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene.

 

  • It is 15 times stronger than steel on a weighted basis, high flex strength, more abrasion resistance when compared to polyester.
  • They are extremely strong, flexible, and soft.
  • They are highly inert against chemicals except for that of oxidizing acids.
  • It minimizes tissue inflammation and irritation in the application.
  • Due to its superior strength, soft feel, and abrasion resistance that is unequaled in orthopedic surgery.

Indications of UHMWPE Polyethylene Suture:

UHMWPE sutures are better indicated for heavy-duty orthopedic applications used in allograft tissues of orthopedic surgeries. It is also used in ligation or approximation of soft tissue and cardiovascular surgeries.

 

Suture characteristics:

  • 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:

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