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ADVALON Polyamide Monofilament Synthetic Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture

Ideal selection for confidence in skin closure

ADVALON

ADVALON suture is non-absorbable, sterile surgical monofilament suture composed of the long-chain aliphatic polymers Nylon 6 and Nylon 6.6. ADVALON suture is dyed black to enhance visibility in tissue.

The advanced extrusion process of the nylon molecule gives ADVALON:

  • Uniform diameter

  • Elasticity to ensure compact and safe knotting

  • Excellent and consistent knotting strength

  • Inertness for minimal risk of infections

  • Unsurpassed elasticity to ensure compact and safe knotting

    • Excellent handling and superior tactile feedback
    • Excellent knot security and run-down
  • OPTIMAL TENSILE STRENGTH
  • Knot pull tensile strength (KgF)3
  • 115% more knot pull tensile strength vs. U.S.P. limit ensure high tensile strength for secure retention suturing

REFERENCES:
1 : Physical and Chemical Configuration of Sutures in the Development of Surgical Infection- Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
2 : Cutaneous Wound Closure Materials: An Overview and Update- J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2013 Oct-Dec
3 : Data on file with AMS -Bench test done on Nylon U.S.P. size-2-0, 45 mm, Reverse cutting needle
Premium Needles for consistent Superior Performance
  • DURABLE COAT RETAINS SHARPNESS...PASS AFTER PASS
    Maintains needle sharpness over the duration of procedure, resulting into consistent penetration pass after pass thus less potential for tissue trauma.
  • RIBBED BODY FOR SUPERIOR CONTROL
    For superior grasping and stabilityof needle in needle forceps.
  • CHAMFERING MINIMUM SUTURE DETACHMENT
    Diminishes chances for suture fracturing at the swage, by rounding off the sharp edges of the barrel in the swage area of the needle.
  • ELECTROPOLISHING SMOOTH & BRIGHT
    Makes needle surface free from micro asperities, thus creates ultra sharp edges for lesser tissue drag.

Robust manufacturing process & superior Tyvek packaging

ADVALON suture is a non-absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of the long chain aliphatic polymers Nylon 6-6.6.

ADVALON suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation and ophthalmic procedure.

Due to the gradual loss of tensile strength which may occur over prolonged periods in-vivo, ADVALON suture should not be used where permanent retention of tensile strength is required. ADVALON suture is contraindicated in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to Polyamide.

ADVALON suture elicits a minimal initial inflammatory reaction in tissues which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissues. Although polyamide is not absorbed, progressive hydrolysis of the polyamide, In-vivo may result in gradual loss over time of tensile strength. ADVALON suture is effective as a pull-out suture due to its lack of adherence to tissue.

*Mass Absorption: Time in days required for suture to be totally absorbed in the body.

Suture Construction
Suture Color
Effective Tensile Strength Retention
Mass Absorption* (days)
Monofilament
Black
Gradual Loss of Tensile Strength over a period of time. Gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissues
Non- Absorbable

 

PERMANENT WEEK4 WEEK3 WEEK2 WEEK1

ADVALON suture complies with United States Pharmacopeia requirement for “Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture” and the European Pharmacopoeia for “Sutures, sterile non-absorbable”.

Features
Benefits
Monofilament construction
Smooth passage through the tissue with minimal tissue drag and minimal trauma
Acapillarity
Lesser chance of bacterial transmission, lesser chance of infection
Excellent pliability
Excellent pliability Provides exceptional handling and knot tying properties
Excellent elasticity
Superior tactile feedback to the surgeon, minimal suture breakage
Inert polymer
Minimal tissue reaction proving ideal for infected wound closure with suture of choice for desired cosmetic outcomes
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