ALCASILK (SILK)

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SILK Non-Absorbable Sutures

ALCASILK® sutures are non-absorbable sterile surgical sutures which are produced of an organic protein called fibroin. This organic protein is derived from the domesticated species Bombyx mori of the family Bombyciade. ALCASILK® sutures are processed to remove the natural oil and viscous. ALCASILK® sutures are dyed black and coated wax (KAHLWAX 1540).

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

ALCASILK® 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.

ALCASILK® sutures are available as sterile, multifilament, black 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, multifilament, black

CHEMICAL STRUCTURE
Silk

COATING
Wax / Silicone

WOUND SUPPORT
Loss over years

ABSORPTION

USP RANGE
6/0 – 2

STERILIZATION
EO (Ethylene Oxide)

PACKAGING
In sterile packages with needle or without needle

TENSILE STRENGTH

GENERAL FEATURES

  • COATED MULTIFILAMENT
    Smooth penetration through the tissue without tissue cutting, friction, and trauma Minimum wound trauma Lower capillarity

  • BRAIDED STRUCTURE
    Minimum suture memory High usage characteristic Flexibility High tensile strength Excellent knot safety

  • HIGH TENSILE STRENGTH, NON-ABSORBABLE STRUCTURE
    Excellent and permanent wound support up to three months

Usage Areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Ligations
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • General Soft Tissue Approximation and/or Ligation
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Neurology