Polyester Sutures | ProcarePolyester Sutures | Procare

Procare is the brand name of polyester sutures manufactured by Dolphin Sutures.

 

Polyester suture is a braided and coated suture (silicone) and is a non-absorbable suture composed of Polyethylene terephthalate fiber.

 

Polyester sutures with Pledgets are specially made for use in cardiovascular surgery. Pledgets or felts are non-absorbable materials composed of poly-tetra fluoro ethylene (PTFE) and are are indicated for use as non-absorbable suture supports when there is a chance of sutures tearing through body tissues.

 

Polyester sutures have excellent tensile strength, soft and pliable with excellent braiding and are an excellent choice for cardiovascular and ophthalmic surgery. Polyester sutures are not subject to degradation and retain tensile strength indefinitely in vivo.

 

Polyester sutures are available in green and white colours.

 

catalog   Instructions for Use

 

  • Polyester suture is a coated and braided non-absorbable suture.
  • Polyester sutures with pledgets/felts are available in U.S.P. size 2-0 and 3-0. Sutures are available in green and white colours.
  • Polyester sutures are available with pledgets made from poly-tetra fluoro ethylene (PTFE).
  • Polyester sutures are composed of polyester which is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain.
  • Polyester sutures are used for permanent, removable fixtures, cardiovascular surgery.
  • Procare sutures are coated with silicon which facilitates the easy passage through the tissues.
  • Procare sutures exhibit good knotting strength and secure knot placement.
  • Procare sutures contain soft PTFE pledgets which are ideal for valve surgery.
  • Procare sutures are available with needles made from 300 series alloy steel for superior strength, sharpness and performance.
  • Procare sutures are having excellent tensile strength and is ideal for cardiovascular surgery.

Brand name: PROCARE ®

Material: Coated & Braided Polyester
Non – absorbable surgical suture. U.S.P.

Description:
Procare® suture is made of fine filaments of polyethylene terephthalate fiber braided to produce suture that remains soft & pliable. Coated with silicone. It is available in green colour colour index number D & C green number 6 C.I. 61565 and also in undyed form.   
Entire detail of the product range is contained in the catalogue. Procare® complies with the requirements of the United States Pharmacopoeia for non absorbable surgical suture.

Indications:
Procare® sutures are an excellent choice for cardiovascular and ophthalmic surgery.

Applications:
Suture should be selected and implanted depending on the patient’s condition, surgical experience, surgical technique and wound size.

Performance:
Procare® suture elicits a minimal initial inflammatory reaction in tissues which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Procare® suture is not absorbed nor is it subjected to degradation or weakening by the action of tissue enzymes. Due to its relative biological inertness it is recommended for use where the least possible suture reaction is desired. Its lack of adherence to tissue Procare® is effective as a pull out suture.

Contraindications:
None known.

Warnings:
User should be familiar with surgical procedure and techniques involving non – absorbable sutures before employing Procare® for wound closure as a risk of wound dehiscence may vary with the site of application and the suture material used.
As with any foreign body, prolonged contact of any suture with salt solutions, such as those found in the urinary or biliary tracts may result in calculus formation. Acceptable surgical practice should be followed for the management of infected or contaminated wounds.

Precautions:
Care should be taken to avoid damaging the surface of the material with surgical instruments as this could lead to fracture of the material in use. Avoid crushing or crimping damage due to surgical instruments such as forceps or needle holders.
Adequate knot security requires the standard surgical technique of flat and square ties with additional throws as indicated by surgical circumstances and the experience of the surgeon. The use of addition throws is particularly appropriate when knotting coated polyester sutures.
Care should be taken to avoid damage when handling surgical needles. Grasp the needle in an area of one third (1/3) to one half (1/2) of the distance from the attachment end to the point area could impair the penetration performance and cause fracture of the needle. Grasping at the butt or attachment end could cause bending or breakage. Reshaping the needles may cause them to loose strength and make less resistant to bending and breaking.
Users should exercise caution when handling surgical needles to avoid inadvertent needle stick injury. Discard the needles after use in container labeled as “SHARP”

Adverse reactions:
Adverse reactions associated with the use of this device include: minimal initial inflammatory tissue reaction and transient local irritation at the wound site. Like all foreign bodies Procare may potentate an existing infection.

Sterility:
Procare® sutures are sterilized by ethylene oxide. Do not re – sterilize! Do not use if package is opened or damaged! Discard opened unused sutures.

Storage:
Recommended storage condition below 25 ºC, away from moisture and direct heat. Do not use after expiry date.

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