What are blue stitches made of?

Composed of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, Prolene sutures are intended to be durable and long lasting. They are dyed blue, allowing for easy visibility against skin and when operating.

What kind of sutures are blue?

Polypropylene sutures are monofilament sutures of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin. Polypropylene sutures are non-absorbable and provide permanent wound support. Polypropylene sutures are blue colored for easy identification during surgery.

What are blue sutures made of?

PROLENE Sutures (clear or pigmented) are non-absorbable, sterile surgical sutures composed of an isotactic crystalline steroisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin. The suture is pigment blue to enhance visibility.

Do blue stitches dissolve?

Non absorbable stitches are usually coloured, either black or blue. Non absorbable skin sutures require removal at 10 days post op. The thickness of the suture depends on a number of factors.

How long do blue stitches last?

Dissolvable stitches vary widely in both strength and how long they take for your body to reabsorb them. Some types dissolve as quickly as 10 days, while others can take about six months to dissolve fully.

Do Prolene sutures need to be removed?

Nylon, monofilament nonabsorbable sutures (e.g., polypropylene [Prolene]) must eventually be removed. The role of absorbable sutures in the closure of areas with low skin tension continues to be evaluated.

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Is Prolene and Nylon the same?

Nylon (Ethilon) and Prolene are both non-absorbable monofilament suture materials which provide good tensile strength with low tissue reactivity and are therefore widely used.

Do polypropylene stitches dissolve?

While they can be removed if used to close skin incisions, for stitches deep within the body they are often left indefinitely. Conventional materials for non-absorbable sutures are linen, cotton, silk, stainless steel wire, polyamide (nylon), polypropylene (Prolene) and polyethylene (courlene).

What is a PTFE suture?

Monotex® PTFE is a monofilament non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of a strand of polytetrafluoroethylene, a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. PTFE sutures are white. Monotex® PTFE is an excellent suture choice for dental bone grafting and implant procedures.

Is Prolene permanent?

Provides permanent tensile strength retention in tissue.