DemeTECH Silk SuturesSKU: 103-DT-632-1
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