Polydek® Braided, Non-absorbable Suture

A light coating of PTFE gives this tightly-braided, polyester suture handling and knotting characteristics similar to silk.

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Material: Polyester (PET)


Coating: Light PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating reduces “dead space” in the braid and lowers the risk of wicking and tissue reactivity.


Characteristics: Polydek® exhibits easy handling, outstanding tensile strength, lubricity, and a reduced risk of wicking and tissue reactivity.


Indications: Polydek® surgical suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, orthopedic, and neurological procedures.


Sizes:

  • Green: USP 9 through 8-0 suture; 1, 2, 3, and 5 mm tapes
  • White: USP 9 through 8-0 suture; 1, 2, 3, and 5 mm tapes
  • Green/white cobraid: USP 2 through 4-0 suture

Construction: Braided (Size 8-0 suture is twisted.)


Colors:

  • Green (colorant: D&C green #6)
  • White (colorant: none)
  • Green/white cobraid (colorant: D&C green #6)

Sterilization: Ethylene Oxide (EtO)


Configurations:

  • Non-sterile spools
  • Cut-lengths
  • Sterile packages
  • Preloaded in assembled medical devices

Polyester Suture Variations


Custom Configurations are Available

Polydek® can be customized to meet the requirements of your unique application, or incorporated into an anchor or driver of your design. Teleflex Medical OEM is a single-source, product development partner that can assemble, package, sterilize, and private label the final product.


Polydek® Suture and Needle Combinations

Teleflex Medical OEM can help you determine a configuration suited for a particular surgical application. Then we will manufacture, sterilize, package, and private label your product with attention to quality every step of the way. More »


USP Requirements for Non-absorbable Surgical Suture


Suture Size USP Diameter
(mils.)
USP Knot Pull
(lbs.)
USP METRIC MIN MAX MIN
8-0 0.4 1.6 1.9 0.13
7-0 0.5 2.0 2.7 0.24
6-0 0.7 2.8 3.9 0.44
5-0 1 3.9 5.9 0.88
4-0 1.5 5.9 7.8 1.32
3-0 2 7.9 9.8 2.12
2-0 3 11.8 13.3 3.18
0 3.5 13.8 15.7 4.76
1 4.0 15.7 19.6 6.0
2 5 19.7 23.6 7.76
3 6 23.6 27.5 10.46
4 6 23.6 27.5 10.46
5 7 27.6 31.5 13.58
6 8 31.5 35.4 16.05
7 9 35.4 39.3 19.93
8 10 39.4 43.3 ---
9 11 43.3 47.2 ---

Please note: Specifications in the chart are the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements. Polydek® suture meets all the requirements established by the USP for non-absorbable surgical sutures. Knot pull values are for sterile suture.