Non-absorbable sutures are used in a wide variety of surgical procedures and are therefore implanted in different types of tissues at different locations in the body.
Composed of a variety of non-biodegradable materials (natural fibers or synthetic fibers), non-absorbable sutures are indicated for general tissue approximation and/or ligation and also in different surgery types depending on the suture range. They can also be used in cases where the patient has a history of allergic reactions to absorbable sutures or to the fixation of prostheses (for example, defibrillators, prosthetic valves, reinforcement implants, etc.).
Non-absorbable sutures are not digested by the body’s enzymes or hydrolyzed in body tissues. They are ultimately encapsulated or walled off by the body’s fibroblasts.
Historically recognized for its cardiovascular sutures, Peters Surgical now offers a wide range of non-absorbable sutures depending on the surgical use: