ALCALENE (PP)

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PP Non-Absorbable Sutures

Polypropylene

ALCALENE® sutures are synthetic non-absorbable sterile surgical sutures which are composed of isotactic crystalize polypropylene polymer of high molecular weight. Suture is pigmented blue to enhance visibility.

ALCALENE® sutures meet all requirements for synthetic non-absorbable surgical sutures specified at the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP).

ALCALENE® sutures have been presented in USP 6/0 – USP 2 gauge sizes in a variety of lengths from 10 cm to 150 cm, as non-needled or attached to stainless steel needles of varying types and sizes.

ALCALENE® sutures are available as sterile, monofilament dyed (blue) strands in sizes USP 6/0 through USP 2 (metric sizes 0,7-5), in a variety of lengths, with or without various needles.

Products are presented in suture boxes with 12 pieces, 24 pieces or 36 pieces.

Structural Features

Non-absorbable, monofilament, blue

CHEMICAL STRUCTURE
Polypropylene

COATING

WOUND SUPPORT
Loss over years

ABSORBATION

USP TANGE
6/0 – 2

STERILIZATION
EO (Ethylene Oxide)

PACKAGING
In sterile packages with needle or without needle

TENSILE STRENGTH

GENERAL FEATURES

  • FLEXIBILITY AND SOFTNESS
    Excellent ease of use Easy and safety knot tying

  • HIGH TENSILE STRENGTH
    Permanent wound support

  • SMOOTH MONOFILAMENT STRUCTURE AT THE MICROSCOPIC LEVEL
    Smooth penetration through the tissue without tissue cutting, friction, and trauma Minimum wound trauma Excellent surface to prevent bacterial adherence

  • HIGH FATIGUE STRENGTH AGAINST MULTI-BENDING
    Use in Cardiovascular Surgery (cardiac prothesis [artificial heart] or vascular anastomosis)

Usage Areas

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Skin Closures
  • Gynecology
  • General Soft Tissue Approximation and/or Ligation