Polypropylene Sutures | PP sutures
Polypropylene suture is a non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene or synthetic linear polyolefin. Polypropylene suture is commonly used in both human and veterinary medicine for skin closure, Cardiovascular, Ophthalmic, General Closure, Orthopedics, Plastic and Microsurgeries, soft tissue approximation and, or ligation. As it is a monofilament suture, it does not support bacterial growth. It is not affected by blood, or weakened by tissue enzymes. It offers prolonged tensile strength even in infected areas as it is not degraded over time. This suture is known for low tissue drag, easy handling and good strength. Polypropylene suture are normally available in blue colour, allowing for easy identification and better visibility against skin when operating.