DURACARE - Polypropylene Suture
Duracare is the brand name of polypropylene sutures manufactured by Dolphin Sutures. Polypropylene sutures are monofilament sutures of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin. Polypropylene sutures are non-absorbable and provide permanent wound support.
Polypropylene sutures are blue colored for easy identification during surgery. Polypropylene sutures have excellent tensile strength and are used for orthopaedic, plastic and micro surgeries, general closure and cardiovascular surgeries. Polypropylene sutures are popularly known as Prolene sutures.
Polypropylene sutures elicit minimal tissue reaction and do not cause tissue rupture or support infection.
Polypropylene sutures are available in blue colour.
- Polypropylene suture is a monofilament and synthetic non-absorbable suture.
- Monofilament Polypropylene sutures are available from U.S.P. size 2 to size 5-0 for general surgery. Suture is available in blue colour.
- Polypropylene sutures are composed of polymers made from 100% homo polymer of polypropylene.
- Polypropylene sutures are used for permanent fixtures, cardiovascular surgery and plastic surgery.
- Duracare sutures pass through tissues easily and knotting is very easy.
- Duracare sutures exhibit very less tissue adherence.
- Duracare sutures are inert and tissue reaction is almost negligible.
- Duracare sutures have good knot security and easy knot placement.
- Duracare sutures are available with needles made from 300 series alloy steel for superior strength, sharpness and performance.
- Duracare sutures have excellent tensile strength and the suture does not elongate while knotting, which is ideal for knot security.
Brand name: DURACARE®
Material: Monofilament polypropylene
Non – absorbable surgical suture. U.S.P (monofilament polypropylene)
Duracare® suture is a monofilament synthetic non – absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin. The molecular formula is (C3H6)n. Duracare® is available in blue colour.
Entire detail of the product range is contained in the catalogue. Duracare® complies with the requirements of the United States Pharmacopoeia for non absorbable surgical suture.
A Duracare® suture is suitable for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.
Suture should be selected and implanted depending on the patient’s condition, surgical experience, surgical technique and wound size.
Duracare® suture elicits a minimal initial inflammatory reaction in tissues which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Duracare® 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. As a mono – filament it has been successfully employed in surgical wound which subsequently become infected or contaminated where it can minimize later sinus formation and suture extrusion. Its lack of adherence to tissue Duracare® is effective as a pull out suture.
User should be familiar with surgical procedure and techniques involving non – absorbable sutures before employing Duracare® 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.
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 mono filament polypropylene sutures.
Care should be taken to avoid damage while 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 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 Duracare® may potentate an existing infection.
Duracare® sutures are sterilized by ethylene oxide. Do not re – sterilize! Do not use if package is opened or damaged! Discard opened unused sutures.
Recommended storage condition below 25 ºC, away from moisture and direct heat. Do not use after expiry date.
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- Polypropylene sutures are individually packed in a primary medical grade paper folder
- Individually packed sutures are then packed in a tear-open or peel-open aluminum foil
- Aluminum foils are further packed in a secondary medical grade paper pouch laminated with polyester laminated poly film
- Sutures are further packed in small cartons made from premium 320 GSM Cyber XLPac in 12 suture pack
- Boxes are further laminated in tamper proof film to protect it from dirt/dust
- Further, the sutures are packed in an export worthy 7 ply master carton which can accommodate 100 boxes ( 70 x 30 x 30 cms) - weighing up to 9 to 10kg and 200 boxes ( 70 x 29 x 59 cms) - weighing up to 18kg