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Sutures, Synthetic, Nonabsorbable, Polybutester

Definition : Synthetic sutures made of polybutester, a nonabsorbable (i.e., nonbiodegradable) copolymer of polyglycol terephthalate and polytrimethylene terephthalate. These sutures are typically available in sterile monofilament uncoated thread sections (e.g., 18, 30 in [45, 76 cm] long) attached to a single-use needle as an integral device; they are frequently colored for easy identification during surgery. Polybutester sutures keep their tensile strength for very long periods of time and are not absorbed by tissues; their intended use includes surface closure of tissue.

Entry Terms : "Polybutester Sutures" , "Sutures, Polybutester" , "Sutures, Monofilament" , "Monofilament Sutures"

UMDC code : 17245

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