Covidien SL-5688-G Polysorb Sutures, 6-0, 18″-45cm, P-13-Box of 12


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Covidien SL-5688-G Polysorb Sutures, 6-0, 18″-45cm, P-13 Cutting-Box of 12

Part # SL -5688-G                      Exp 10/17

Covidien SL-5688-G Polysorb Sutures:

  • NEEDLE TYPE         Premium
  • SIZE               6-0
  • LENGTH        18″, 45cm
  • COLOR          Undyed
  • NEEDLE NAME       P-13
  • NEEDLE LENGTH   13mm
  •  Cutting

Polysorb sutures are composed of Lactomer glycolide/lactide copolymer, which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids). They are prepared by coating the suture with a mixture of a caprolactone/glycolide copolymer and calcium stearoyl lactylate. The sutures are colored violet to increase visibility and are also available undyed.

The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of Lactomer™ 9-1, the exclusive braiding process and coating system, give the suture:

  • Excellent strength over the critical wound healing period
  • Excellent knot security
  • Excellent handling
  • Predictable absorption profile

Polysorb sutures are indicated for use during surgical interventions, including ophthalmic surgery for the purposes of soft tissue approximation and/or ligation.

In Perfect sealed condition but past expiration date. Not for human use in the US.

Expiration dates have mostly to do with sterilization and not the integrity of the product.  The manufacturers sterilize the products after they are packaged and it lasts so many years.  The only products we caution customers about are ones that are absorbable or drug coated.

There is a $125 minimum order due to the cost of shipping.  You can add items from different specialties it just needs to be $125 or more in order to complete the transaction.

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