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SilverGlide Sutures

NON-ABSORBABLEMaterial DescriptionQualities
Nylonp1Monofilament blackHigh strength retention
Polypropylenep2Monofilament dark blueUnwetted by blood, inert, knots flatten and lock against themselves for improved knot security
ABSORBABLEMaterial DescriptionBSR ProfileMass Absorption
Glycolide and e-Caprolactonep3Monofilament colourlessIn vivo strength retention
60% at 7 days
25% at 14 days
Essentially complete between 3-6 months
Polyglycolic Acidp4Braided violetIn vivo strength retention
65% at 14 days
20% at 21 days
Essentially complete
between 2-4 months
Polydioxanonep5Monofilament purpleIn vivo strength retention
80-90% at 14 days
60-80% at 28 days
50-80% at 42 days
Essentially complete between 6-9 months

Brand Cross-Reference Chart

Suture MaterialsEthicon™ (similar)Syneture™ (similar)B.Braun™ (similar)
Glycolide and e-CaprolactoneMonocryl™Caprosyn™/Biosyn™ Monosyn™
Polyglycolic AcidVicryl™Polysorb™Safil™
PolydioxanonePDS11™MonoPlus™
NylonEthilon™Monosof™/Dermalon™Dafilon™
PolypropyleneProlene™Surgipro™/Surgilene™Premilene™

Suture Code Rationale

SUTURE CODE PP-3077D

PP    =   Polypropylene Suture
30   =   3-0 Gauge
7      =  70cm Length
7      =   C7 Needle
D     =   Box 0f 36

SUTURE CODE PG-50417N

17   =   C17 Needle
N     =   Box 0f 12
50   =   5-0 Gauge
4      =   45cm Length
PG   =  Polyglycolic Acid Suture

3/8 CIRCLE REVERSE CUTTING

NeedleSilverGlide™Ethicon™
(similar)
Syneture™
(similar)
B. Braun™
(similar)
12C17C-2C-1DS12
16C22FS-3C-1250
18C6FS-2CS-1350
24C7FS-1CS-1450
30C10FSLCS-1650
40C14FSLXCS-17
50
50C30
77C25

1/2 CIRCLE REVERSE CUTTING

NeedleSilverGlide™Ethicon™
(similar)
Syneture™
(similar)
B. Braun™
(similar)
1C21CP-2GS-10HS26
37C13CP-1GS-11HS37
401C14CPGS-12HS40

1/2 CIRCLE TAPER POINT

NeedleSilverGlide™Ethicon™
(similar)
Syneture™
(similar)
B. Braun™
(similar)
18T28RB-1CV-23HR18
22T4SH-1CV-25HR22
265T5SH / CT-1V20 / GS22HR26
36T8MH / V-26V-26HR36

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