What is Prolene suture used for?

PROLENE Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures. PROLENE Sutures have been trusted by cardiovascular surgeons for over 40 years having been used in over 100 million people worldwide.

What is the best suture for skin suturing?

Optimal cosmetic results can be achieved by using the finest suture possible, depending on skin thickness and wound tension. In general, a 3–0 or 4–0 suture is appropriate on the trunk, 4–0 or 5–0 on the extremities and scalp, and 5–0 or 6–0 on the face.

When do you use Ethilon suture?

ETHILON Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological procedures.

When do you use Prolene suture?

Prolene 6-0, for example, is a commonly used option to suture facial wounds where the cosmetic outcome is key, as the low reactivity is thought to cause less scarring. Prolene is also used routinely for vascular anastomoses, abdominal wall closure and in caesarean sections. It is often dyed blue to aid visibility.

What is another name for Prolene suture?

Polypropylene (Prolene: Ethicon; Surgipro: USSDG) Polypropylene is a monofilament synthetic suture with somewhat lower tensile strength than other synthetic non-absorbable sutures.

Does Prolene suture dissolve?

Because it is a non-absorbable monofilament, PROLENE® Polypropylene Suture is durable and long-lasting with minimal tissue reactivity. When utilized to close a wound, the suture is neither absorbed by the tissue nor disintegrated by enzymes found in the tissue.

When should Prolene suture be removed?

Using non-absorbable sutures: polypropylene (Prolene), silk, or nylon….Suture Type and Timing of Removal by Location.

Location Type of suture* Timing of suture removal (days)
Hands or feet 4-0 or 5-0 10 to 14
Legs 4-0 10 to 14
Palms or soles 3-0 or 4-0 14 to 21
Scalp 4-0 7 to 10

What is the most common suture?

Simple interrupted suture: It is the most common and simple form of suturing technique. The suture is placed by inserting the needle perpendicular to the epidermis. Inserting it perpendicularly helps in a wider bite of deeper tissue to be included in the suture than at the surface leading to rapid wound healing.

Do you remove Ethilon sutures?

Nonabsorbable monofilament (Ethilon/nylon and Prolene) sutures incite minimal inflammatory reaction, slide well, and can be easily removed, thus providing ideal running intradermal stitches. Prolene appears to maintain its tensile strength longer than nylon, which loses approximately 15% to 20% per year.

Are Prolene sutures permanent?

Composed of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, Prolene sutures are intended to be durable and long lasting.

Is Prolene permanent suture?

It is used in obstetrical practice, during cesarean sections to suture the rectus sheath of the abdominal wall because it is non-absorbable in nature and provides the sheath the due strength it deserves (rectus sheath is composed of various tendon extensions and muscle fibres and maintains the strength of the abdominal …

Which is better for suturing silk or Prolene?

Lastly, Prolene has the highest tensile strength and lowest tissue reactivity but it has the highest degree of memory (the tendency of a suture to hold its shape which helps the suture untie itself) so it requires 1-2 throws more per knot than silk. My favorite trait of Prolene is the dyed coloring.

Which is the best suture material for hair removal?

1 Nylon (Ethilon) tends to be favored over polypropylene (Prolene) for its lower cost and its slightly easier handling 2 Polypropylene (Prolene) may be favored in infected or inflamed tissues (Lammers 2014) 3 Prolene is often colored blue, so may be chosen in areas with hair to help identify sutures for removal

What are the different types of non absorbable sutures?

Types of Non-Absorbable Sutures: Indications and Benefits. 1 Nylon. A nylon suture is a polyamide polymer and may be available under the brand Ethilon or Nurolon. Ethilon nylon sutures have a monofilament 2 Polypropylene (Prolene) 3 Polyester (Ethibond Excel)

What kind of suture is used in Kelowna General Hospital?

Suture types available in the Kelowna General Hospital ED, divided by type. N.B., “Ethilon” is a nylon nonabsorbable suture. Prolene is a polypropylene nonabsorbable suture that is used in other EDs for similar applications as Ethilon/nylon