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Carefully selecting a surgical suture needle is a critical component in achieving excellent wound closure outcomes. The ideal surgical needle should be:
Sharp enough to penetrate and carry suture through tissue with minimal resistance
Slim as possible without compromising strength
Rigid to resist bending, yet ductile to resist breaking
Stable in the grasp of the needleholder
ETHICON synthetic absorbable sutures exhibit a range of different characteristics and capabilities. From VICRYL RAPIDE Suture for effective short-term wound support, to VICRYL Suture for medium-term applications. ETHICON absorbable sutures perform optimally across the range of surgical needs.
Non-absorbable materials are used to suture tissues requiring long-term or permanent support in which the product strength is critical. They tend to be classed in two areas; whether they are monofilament or multifilament, and if they are natural or synthetic. ETHICON has a wide range of non-absorbable sutures to match today's demanding surgical procedures including the exceptionally smooth PROLENE Suture and the superior strength of braided ETHIBOND Suture.
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