In the dentistry field, suture selection is dependent on the anatomic site, surgeon’s preference, and the required suture characteristics.
No standardised sizing system is available for needles or needle holders; the main consideration in material and needle selection is to minimise trauma.
HYGITECH answers the needs of surgeons and offers 3 different types of sutures :
• Taper cutting : needle body is round and tapers smoothly to a point
• Conventional cutting : needle body is triangular and has a sharpened cutting edge on the inside
• Reverse cutting : cutting edge on the outside
All sutures are sterile and have a 3 year shelf life from the manufacturing date.
Polyester sutures are surgical sutures composed of polyethylene terephtalate. Green colour thread. Features: Excellent tolerance Minimal breakage, reducing need to remove irritating suture fragments postoperation Provides excellent pliability (malleable)
Polyglactin suture (PGLA) is a braided and coated synthetic surgical suture and is co-polymer of 90% glycolic acid and 10% L-lactide. Thread colour: purple Features: Excellent tolerance and minimal tissue irritation Easy penetration into the tissue Absorption time: 30 days
Polyglycolic Acid Suture is a braided synthetic surgical suture composed of 100% glycolide. Thread colour: purple. Features: Easy passage through the tissue Greater tensile strength Absorption time: 30 days for standard polyglycolic acid
Polyglycolic Acid Suture is a braided synthetic surgical suture composed of 100% glycolide. Thread colour: white for rapid polyglycolic acid Easy passage through the tissue Greater tensile strength Absorption time: 12 days for rapid polyglycolic acid