Polypropylene suture is a non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropyleneorsynthetic linear polyolefin. As it is a monofilament suture, it does not support bacterial growth. It is not affected by blood, or weakened by tissue enzymes. It offers prolonged tensile strength even in infected areas as it is not degraded over time. This suture is known for low tissue drag, easy handling and good strength.
Distinctive Characteristics of Polypropylene suture:
Commonly used for skin closure, cardiovascular, general closure, orthopaedics, soft tissue approximation and / or ligation.
Polypropylene suture is a non-absorbable
Smooth texture, resulting in minimal tissue trauma.
Uniform diameter with high tensile strength resists breakage