Available from Teleflex Medical OEM
A light coating of PTFE gives this tightly-braided, polyester suture handling and knotting characteristics similar to silk.
Characteristics: Polydek® exhibits easy handling, outstanding tensile strength, lubricity, and a reduced risk of wicking and tissue reactivity.
Material: Polyester (PET)
Coating: Light PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating reduces “dead space” in the braid and lowers the risk of wicking and tissue reactivity.
Indications: Polydek® surgical suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, orthopedic, and neurological procedures.
Green: USP 9 through 8-0 suture; 1, 2, 3, and 5 mm tapes
White: USP 9 through 8-0 suture; 1, 2, 3, and 5 mm tapes
Green/white cobraid: USP 2 through 4-0 suture
Construction: Braided (Size 8-0 suture is twisted.)
Green (colorant: D&C green #6)
White (colorant: none)
Green/white cobraid (colorant: D&C green #6)
Sterilization: Ethylene Oxide (EtO)
Preloaded in assembled medical devices
Polyester Suture Variations
Cottony™ II is an uncoated polyester suture.
Tevdek® polyester suture has a heavy PTFE coating.