Surgical sutures are an everyday medical product used for repairing tissues. Sutures are still the most common way of closing wounds. The mechanical properties of the materials used are essential to temporarily replace the lost tissue strength. 

RESORBA® sutures have the best possible tissue compatibility as they are based on biocompatible natural raw materials. They can be applied in all kinds of wound care.

Table of materials

GLYCOLON®

Raw Material
Polyglycolic acid-caprolactone
Structure
monofilament
Thread diameter – metric
0.7 to 4 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 6-0 to 1
Colour
violet, undyed
Tensile strength – 50%
7-9

PGA resoquick™

Raw Material
Polyglycolic acid, coated
Structure
multifilament/ braided
Thread diameter – metric
0.4 to 5 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 8-0 to 2
Colour
undyed
Tensile strength – 50%
7

PGA RESORBA®

Raw Material
Polyglycolic acid, coated
Structure
multifilament/ braided
Thread diameter – metric
0.2 to 7 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 10-0 to 5
Colour
violet, undyed
Tensile strength – 50%
14-21

CAPROLON®

Raw Material
[Poly(L-Lactid-co-ɛ-days Caprolacton)]
Structure
monofilament
Thread diameter – metric
0.5 to 5 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 7-0 to 2
Colour
violet, undyed
Tensile strength – 50%
49

MOPYLEN®

Raw Material
Polypropylen
Structure
monofilament
Thread diameter – metric
0.2 to 4 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 10-0 to 1
Colour
blue

RESOPREN®

Raw Material
PVDF
Structure
monofilament
Thread diameter – metric
0.5 to 4 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 7-0 to 1
Colour
blue

POLYESTER

Raw Material
Polyester
Structure
multifilament/ braided
Thread diameter – metric
0.7 to 9 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 6-0 to 7
Colour
green, white

SUPOLENE

Raw Material
Polyester, coated
Structure
multifilament/ braided
Thread diameter – metric
0.7 to 7 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 6-0 to 5
Colour
green, white

NYLON

Raw Material
Polyamide
Structure
monofilament
Thread diameter – metric
0.1 to 5 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 11-0 to 2
Colour
black, white

RESOLON®

Raw Material
Polyamide
Structure
monofilament
Thread diameter – metric
0.5 to 3.5 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 7-0 to 0
Colour
blue

SUPRAMID

Raw Material
Polyamide
Structure
pseudomonofilament
Thread diameter – metric
0.7 to 8 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 6-0 to 6
Colour
black, white

SILK

Raw Material
Silk fibroin
Structure
multifilament/ braided
Thread diameter – metric
0.3 to 10 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 9-0 to 8
Colour
black, white, blue

STAINLESS STEEL

Raw Material
Stainless steel
Structure
monofilament, multifilament/twisted
Thread diameter – metric
0.7 to 9 metric
Thread diameter – USP
USP 6-0 to 7
Colour
nature

Absorbable Sutures

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Non-absorbable Sutures

Surgical needles

Tempered stainless steel:
  • high flexural strength
  • guaranteed noncorrosivef
Optimised spring eye design:
  • safe suture hold
  • reduced risk of damaging suture surface
  • optimised elasticity of the spring eye permits quick and easy threading
Precision cut:
  • sharpened edges reduce wound trauma
  • high penetration capacity

RESORBA® uses eyeless needles in the production of needle-suture combinations made from high quality stainless steel. Atraumatic needle-suture combinations have the suture anchored inside a drilled shaft at the end of the needle. This design permits an almost stepless transition between needle and suture, which, in turn, reduces tissue trauma.

Specific surface treatments as well as precision grinding of the needle point, or entire needle, ensure minimum resistance on insertion and easy passage through the tissue.

RESORBA® offers ideally matched atraumatic suture material to meet all the needs of practitioners with regard to the wound and tissue situation as well as surgical indications and technology. The needle properties (cross-section, point, curve length) are subject to the highest standards concerning:

  • response to penetration
  • resistance to bending
  • resistance to breaking
  • secure seating in needle holder

Needle cross-section and point

The best possible needle for the respective indication is determined by the cut, curvature and length of arc:

1. Spatula needle  = P

1/2-, 3/8- or 1/4-circle or straight
= HSPM, DSPM, VSPM, GSPM

  • For ophthalmic and microsurgery
  • Flattened needle body
  • PREMIUM-cut
  • Lateral cutting edge

2. Reverse cutting needle  = S

1/2-, 3/8-half-curved or straight, 1/2
= HS, DS, KS, GS

  • For firm tissue, e.g. skin
  • Triangular needle cross-section
  • Some needles available as PREMIUM-cut

3. Inner cutting needle  = S

1/2-circle, 3/8-circle = HSI, DSI, FSI

  • For firm tissue, e.g., skin
  • Triangular needle cross-section
  • Also available with PREMIUM cut needles M

4. Round-bodied cutting needle  = RT

1/2-, 3/8-circle, asymptotic or straight
= HRT, DRT, GRT, ART

  • For firm tissue, sclerotic vessels, prostheses and oral / maxillofacial surgery
  • Needle tip triangular in section

5. Blunt, round-bodied needle  = RN

1/2-, 3/8-circle or half-curved
= HRN, DRN, KRN

  • Blunt needle point
  • For parenchymal tissue, cervix
  • Reduces the risk of vascular penetration

6. Round-bodied needle  = R

5/8-, 1/2-, 3/8-circle or straight
= FR, HR, DR, GR

  • For soft tissue (subcutaneous) like muscles, fascia, mucosa
  • The middle of the needle is flat for improved seating in needle holder
  • Fine, tapered needle point
  • Siliconisation ensures consistent performance

Needle forms

WOUND CLOSURE

Downloads

View all Resorba® videos, factsheets and resources:

Surgical Suture Materials
Catalogue (PDF – 2.3Mb)

Suture Manual
Brochure (PDF – 1.8 Mb)

Suturing materials for Dermatosurgery
Brochure (PDF – 554 Kb)

Overview Sutures Materials
Brochure (PDF – 2224 Kb)

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