When do you use Prolene sutures?

When do you use Prolene sutures?

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.

Do Prolene sutures 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.

Is Prolene suture nylon?

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.

When are polypropylene sutures used?

A polypropylene mesh is also marketed under the name Prolene by Ethicon. It is used for repairing hernias and other injuries to the fascia. Prolene commonly is used in both human and veterinary medicine for skin closure. In human medicine it is used in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.

Is suture removal painful?

You may feel a bit of pulling, but it won’t hurt. It takes a lot less time to remove stitches than it does to put them in. And once the stitches have been removed, your skin will be fine! The doctor will tell you how to care for your skin after the stitches have been removed.

What type of suture does not need to be removed?

Absorbable sutures don’t require your doctor to remove them. This is because enzymes found in the tissues of your body naturally digest them. Nonabsorbable sutures will need to be removed by your doctor at a later date or in some cases left in permanently.

What type of suture is Vicryl?

VICRYL Suture is a synthetic absorbable suture coated with a lactide and glycolide copolymer plus calcium stearate. It is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including ophthalmic procedures, but not cardiovascular or neurological tissues.

What are the uses of Prolene sutures in surgery?

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. 1.

How is a 10-0 prolene suture passed through the iris?

The 10-0 Prolene suture is passed through the paracentesis, through the iris, under the haptic, and out through the iris again. The needle is then pushed and removed through the limbal cornea. Figure 5. Once the haptic is fixated, the suture can be tired using a McCannel suture or sliding knot, as shown here. Figure 6.

What’s the best way to suture an IOL?

There are multiple techniques described for suturing IOLs. In this article, I would like to focus on iris-sutured lenses. This technique works best with a three-piece angulated IOL and 10-0 polypropylene (Prolene) suture on a long curved needle (ie, the CIF-4 from Ethicon).

What kind of suture is blue in color?

The suture is pigment blue to enhance visibility. PROLENE Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximating and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic procedures, and neurological procedures.