What are Prolene sutures used for?

What are Prolene sutures used for?

PROLENE Sutures are 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 having been used in over 100 million people worldwide.

What type of material is Prolene?

Polypropylene (Prolene) A polypropylene suture, known as Prolene, is a synthetic monofilament suture. It is indicated for use in ligation or general soft tissue approximation. Prolene offers the following characteristics: Retains tensile strength and won’t degrade by tissue enzyme activity.

Do Prolene stitches dissolve?

Because it is a non-absorbable monofilament, PROLENE® Polypropylene Suture is durable and long-lasting with minimal tissue reactivity. When utilized to close a wound, the suture is neither absorbed by the tissue nor disintegrated by enzymes found in the tissue.

Do Prolene sutures need to be removed?

Nylon, monofilament nonabsorbable sutures (e.g., polypropylene [Prolene]) must eventually be removed. The role of absorbable sutures in the closure of areas with low skin tension continues to be evaluated.

Is Prolene and Nylon the same?

Nylon (Ethilon) and Prolene are both non-absorbable monofilament suture materials which provide good tensile strength with low tissue reactivity and are therefore widely used.

What are blue stitches made of?

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

What is absorbable suture material?

Absorbable synthetic sutures are composed of chemical polymers that are absorbed by hydrolysis and cause a lesser degree of tissue reaction after placement.

Is Prolene suture nylon?

Are Prolene sutures permanent?

Composed of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, Prolene sutures are intended to be durable and long lasting.

When to use a Prolene suture in surgery?

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

Which is the best suture material for hair removal?

1 Nylon (Ethilon) tends to be favored over polypropylene (Prolene) for its lower cost and its slightly easier handling 2 Polypropylene (Prolene) may be favored in infected or inflamed tissues (Lammers 2014) 3 Prolene is often colored blue, so may be chosen in areas with hair to help identify sutures for removal

Who is the manufacturer of Prolene suture Monocryl?

It is often used in conjunction with the absorbable suture Monocryl. Prolene is manufactured by Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The name Prolene is a trademark of Ethicon Inc. and is produced in Cornelia, Georgia, USA.

What kind of suture is blue in color?

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.