This is what Ethicon has to say about the 8726H Suture:
ETHICON™ Suture Needles
Carefully selecting a surgical suture needle is a critical component in achieving excellent wound closure outcomes. The ideal surgical needle should be:
- Sharp enough to penetrate and carry suture through tissue with minimal resistance
- Slim as possible without compromising strength
- Rigid to resist bending, yet ductile to resist breaking
- Stable in the grasp of the needleholder
Ethicon offers over 200 types of surgical suture needles, allowing clinicians great flexibility to select the most appropriate needle for the specific needs of the tissue being repaired.
PROLENE™ Polypropylene Suture
PROLENE™ Polypropylene Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures.
PROLENE Sutures elicit a minimal inflammatory reaction in tissue, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. PROLENE Sutures are not absorbed, nor are they subject to degradation or weakening by the action of tissue enzymes.
As a monofilament, PROLENE Sutures resist involvement in infection and have been successfully employed in contaminated and infected wounds to eliminate or minimize later sinus formation and suture extrusion.
Furthermore, the lack of adherence to the tissues has facilitated the use of PROLENE Suture as a pull-out suture.
|Product Name||Ethicon 8726H 6 – 0 Prolene Suture|
|Mfg. Catalog #||8726H|
|Pictures||These pictures are for display purposes only|
|Suture Brand Type||Prolene|
|Overall Condition||In Date|