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Silkus® - Black Braided Silk Suture

Silkus – Black Braided Silk Suture

A very common nonabsorbable suture offered by us is the Silkus – Black Braided Silk Suture that is coated with silicon to allow easy passage through tissue, limit absorption and increase ductility. This type of suture has great knot pull strength and needle swage strength greater than USP limits. The range is packed using Tyvek paper for extra security.It is dyed black for better visibility. Although Silkus is classified as a non-absorbable suture, it loses most of its tensile strength in one year. Silk being a natural fibre produces an inflammatory reaction, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Besides, even though Silkus is classified as a non-absorbable suture, it gets completely absorbed in 2 years. Hence, it can be considered as a very slow absorbing suture.

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Product Details:

Composition Silk
Construction Braided
Coating Coated with Silicon to give 'hand' to the suture
In vitro retention of strength. Although Silkus is classified as a non-absorbable suture, it loses most of its tensile strength in one year
Tissue Reaction Silk being a natural fibre elicits an inflammatory reaction, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue
Absorption Time Although Silkus is classified as a non-absorbable suture, it gets completely absorbed in 2 years. Hence, it can be considered as a very slow absorbing suture
Sterilization 100% Ethylene Oxide
Available in Sizes 8-0, 7-0, 6-0, 5-0, 4-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0, 1
Colour Black
Shelf Life 5 years
Packaging Box of 12 sutures

Distinctive Features:

  • Coated with silicon to allow easy passage through tissue, limit absorbation and increase ductility
  • Knot pull strength and needle swage strength greater than USP limits
  • Packed using Tyvek paper for extra security
  • Dyed black for better visibility
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