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DemeTECH Silk Sutures

SKU: 103-DT-632-1
Regular price $21.95
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DemeTech's Silk suture is a non-absorbable, sterile, surgical suture composed of an organic protein called fibroin. DemeTech's silk sutures are processed to remove the natural waxes and gums from its origin.

Contains: 12x Reverse Cutting Black Sutures

Raw silk is produced by a silkworm larva's cocoon. These natural waxes and gums are removed prior to the braiding process, allowing for a tighter, more compact braid.

  • DemeTech's Silk suture is dyed black for easier visibility in tissue
  • DemeTech's Silk suture is non-absorbable and multifilament in nature
  • Although DemeTech classifies its silk suture as a non-absorbable suture, it loses most of its tensile strength in one year, and is completely absorbed in 2 years. Thus, DemeTech's Silk behaves like a very slow absorbing suture
  • DemeTech coats its Silk in silicon to limit absorption, increase ductility, and minimize tissue reactivity