1. What is a Surgical Suture?
2. What are the different types of Sutures?
3. What are dissolvable Sutures?
     - Polyglactin Suture
     - Polyglycolic Acid Suture
     - Catgut Suture
     - Poliglecaprone Suture
     - Polydioxanone Suture
4. What are non-dissolvable Sutures?
     - Polypropylene Suture
     - Polyamide Suture
     - Polyester Suture
     - Silk Suture
     - Steel Suture


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.


Distinctive Characteristics of Polypropylene suture:

  • Polypropylene suture is a non-absorbable
  • Smooth texture, resulting in minimal tissue trauma.
  • High plasticity and difficulty of use compared to standard nylon suture.
  • Uniform diameter with high tensile strength resists breakage
  • Highly visible in the wound
  • Passes through tissue easily


- Read more about polypropylene sutures manufactured by Dolphin Sutures