Non-Absorbable Sutures

  • Dolphin Sutures manufactures full range of non-absorbable sutures suitable for various needs of surgery from U.S.P. size 5 to 10-0.
  • Non-absorbable suture materials include stainless steel, polypropylene, nylon (polyamide), silk and polyester sutures.
  • Both natural and synthetic non-absorbable sutures are available.
  • Braided non-absorbable sutures like silk and polyester are available with coatings like silicone, wax and PTFE.
  • Non-absorbable sutures can be permanently implanted in the body or can be removed after few days of surgery depending on the kind of surgery.

Below is a graphical representation of the comparison between various non-absorbable sutures on properties such as tensile strength of the sutures, implantation period, handling properties and ease of knotting / knot security of each type of non-absorbable suture material.

TENSILE STRENGTH

HANDLING

KNOT SECURITY

IMPLANT DURATION

POLYPROPYLENE 80%
NYLON 90%
POLYESTER 70%
SILK 60%
STEEL 100%
POLYPROPYLENE 80%
NYLON 90%
POLYESTER 70%
SILK 60%
STEEL 100%
POLYPROPYLENE 80%
NYLON 90%
POLYESTER 70%
SILK 60%
STEEL 100%
POLYPROPYLENE 80%
NYLON 90%
POLYESTER 70%
SILK 60%
STEEL 100%
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Polyester Sutures

PROCARE – Polyester Suture 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 have excellent tensile strength, soft and pliable with excellent braiding and are…more on Polyester Sutures

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Nylon  Sutures

LINEX – Monofilament Nylon Suture Linex is the brand name of nylon sutures manufactured by Dolphin Sutures. Nylon sutures are also known as polyamide sutures. Nylon sutures are monofilament sutures and are remarkably smooth, soft and gives excellent knot security.   Nylon sutures are non-absorbable sutures and possess excellent tensile strength…more on Nylon Sutures

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Polypropylene Sutures

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…more on Polypropylene Sutures

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Silk Sutures

SUTURA – Silk Sutures Sutura is the brand name of silk sutures manufactured by Dolphin Sutures.   Silk sutures are entwined thread from silk worm larva. Silk sutures are coated and braided non-absorbable sutures. Silk sutures are specially treated with silicone to give strength and smoothen the surface which provides easy passage through tissues…more on Silk Sutures

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Steel Sutures

Dolphin Sutures manufactures steel sutures with surgical grade 316 LVM grade stainless steel. Steel Sutures are normally used as sternum wires for bone-fixing (in the sternal closure phase) after open-chest surgery. Also used in abdominal wound closure, hernia repair, cerclage and tendon repair.