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Ethicon Sutures and Needles

EBOS Healthcare are the proud supplier of the ETHICON™ Suture Range. ETHICON Sutures and Needles are specifically and carefully selected surgical wound closure devices.

To achieve optimal outcomes for your patients and yourself, it is essential to select the right wound closure product specific to the needs of the tissue layer. Ideally your wound closure device should provide appropriate strength during the critical healing period, minimise tissue trauma, minimise tissue reactivity, minimise the risk of bacterial colonisation / Surgical Site Infection and be easy to handle and use.

The ETHICON™ suture range are categorised into 3 key areas:

  • Absorbable Sutures
  • Non-Absorbable Sutures; and
  • STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices.

ETHICON™ offers well over 200 types of surgical suture and needles. This provides the healthcare professional with a very large variety of wound closure products to select from for any surgical setting for any tissue repair.

MONOCRYL®

Type: Monofilament

Raw Material: Poliglecaprone 25, a copolymer of glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone. Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Dyed: Approximately 60-70% remains at 1 week. Approximately 30-40% remains at 2 weeks. Lost within 4 weeks. Undyed: Approximately 50-60% remains at 1 week. Approximately 20-30% remains at 2 weeks. Lost within 3 weeks. Absorption Rate: Complete at 91-119 days. Absorbed by slow hydrolysis. Tissue Reaction: Contra-Indications and Warnings: Being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissues under stress is required. Undyed is not indicated for use in fascia. Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation. Not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues, microsurgery, or ophthalmic procedures. Click here to view our full range of MONOCRYL® Sutures Click Here to view the Monocryl Catalogue

ABSORBABLE SUTURES

SURGICAL GUT - PLAIN AND CHROMIC

  • Type: Virtual Monofilament
  • Raw Material: Composed of purified connective tissue (mostly collagen) derived from either the serosal layer of beef (bovine) or the submucosal fibrous layer of sheep (ovine) intestines. Chromic gut is processed to provide greater resistance to absorption
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Loss of tensile strength and loss of suture mass, as the proteolytic enzymatic digestive process dissolves the surgical gut. Many variable factors may affect the rate of absorption (see absorption rate).
  • Absorption Rate: Surgical gut sutures is absorbed more rapidly in infected tissue than in non-infected tissue.  Surgical gut will absorb more rapidly in tissue where increased levels of proteolytic enzymes are present, as in the secretions exhibited in the stomach, cervix and vagina. Plain gut generally absorbs more rapidly than Chromic gut.
  • Tissue Reaction: Moderate tissue inflammations occurs.
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissues under stress is required. Should not be used in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to collagen or chromium (Chromic).
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures. Not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues.

Click here to view our full range of Surgical Gut Sutures.

Click here to view the J&J Plain Gut Suture Catalogue and the J&J Chromic Gut Suture Catalogue.

Surgical Gut - Plain and Chromic Products

Plain Gut Absorbable Suture 45cm 6-0 G-1 11mm - Box/12

Plain Gut Absorbable Suture 45cm 6-0 G-1 11mm - Box/12

PLAIN GUT Sutures Yellowish Tan 45cm 4-0 P-3 13mm - Box/12

PLAIN GUT Sutures Yellowish Tan 45cm 4-0 P-3 13mm - Box/12

CHROMIC GUT Sutures Blue 45cm 6-0 S-14 8mm - Box/12

CHROMIC GUT Sutures Blue 45cm 6-0 S-14 8mm - Box/12

PLAIN GUT Sutures Yellowish Tan 45cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm - Box/36

PLAIN GUT Sutures Yellowish Tan 45cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm - Box/36

COATED VICRYL®

  • Type: Braided/Monofilament
  • Raw Material: Polyglactin 910, a copolymer of lactide and glycolide coated with Polyglactin 370 and calcium stearate.
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Approximately 75% remains at 2 weeks. Approximately 50% remains at 3 weeks. Approximately 25% remains at 4 weeks.
  • Absorption Rate: Minimal until about the 40th day. Essentially completebetween 56-70 days. Absorbed by slow hydrolysis.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Being absorbable should not be used where extended approximation of tissue is required.
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures. Not for use in cardiovascular and neurological tissues.

Click here to view our full range of COATED VICRYL® Sutures

Click here to view the Coated Vicryl Suture Catalogue

Coated VICRYL Absorbable Sutures

Coated VICRYL® Undyed 70cm 0 CT-1 36mm - Box/36

Coated VICRYL® Undyed 70cm 0 CT-1 36mm - Box/36

VICRYL* Sutures Undyed 70cm 2-0 FS-1 24mm - Box/36

VICRYL* Sutures Undyed 70cm 2-0 FS-1 24mm - Box/36

VICRYL* Sutures Undyed 45cm 3-0 PC-5 19mm - Box/12

VICRYL* Sutures Undyed 45cm 3-0 PC-5 19mm - Box/12

VICRYL* Suture Violet 45cm 6-0 TG100-8 6.5mm - Box/12

VICRYL* Suture Violet 45cm 6-0 TG100-8 6.5mm - Box/12

COATED VICRYL® PLUS ANTIBACTERIAL SUTURE

  • Type: Braided
  • Raw Material: Polyglactin 910 coated with Polyglactin 370, calcium stearate and IRGACARE® MP (Triclosan).
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Approximately 75% remains at 2 weeks. Approximately 50% remains at 3 weeks. Approximately 25% remains at 4 weeks.
  • Absorption Rate: Minimal until about the 40th day. Essentially complete between 56-70 days. Absorbed by slow hydrolysis.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Being absorbable should not be used where extended approximation of tissue is required.Plus Antibacterial Sutures should not be used in patients with known allergic reactions to IRGACARE® MP (Triclosan)
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures. Not for use in cardiovascular and neurological tissues.

Click here to view the Vicryl Plus Catalogue

Coated VICRYL Rapide Products

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 5-0 FS-3 16mm -Box/36

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 5-0 FS-3 16mm -Box/36

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm -Box/12

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm -Box/12

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 SH 26mm -Box/36

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 SH 26mm -Box/36

COATED VICRYL® RAPIDE

  • Type: Braided
  • Raw Material: Polyglactin 910, a copolymer of lactide and glycolide coated with Polyglactin 370 and calcium stearate.
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Approximately 50% remains at 5 days. Lost within 10 -14 days.
  • Absorption Rate: Minimal until about 14th day. Essentially complete by 42 days. Absorbed by slow hydrolysis.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Due to rapid loss of tensile strength, should not be used where extended approximation of tissues under stress is required or where wound support beyond 7 days is required.
  • Frequent Uses: Superficial soft tissue approximation of skin and mucosa only. Not for use in ligation, ophthalmic, cardiovascular or neurological procedures.

Click here to view our full range of Coated VICRYL® Rapide Sutures.

Click here to view the Vicryl Rapide Suture Catalogue

COATED VICRYL® RAPIDE Sutures

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 5-0 FS-3 16mm -Box/36

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 5-0 FS-3 16mm -Box/36

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm -Box/12

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm -Box/12

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 SH 26mm -Box/36

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 SH 26mm -Box/36

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 4-0 RB-1 17mm -Box/12

VICRYL RAPIDE® Sutures Undyed 75cm 4-0 RB-1 17mm -Box/12

Monocryl Products

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 P-3 13mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 P-3 13mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 PC-5 19mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 PC-5 19mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 70cm 2-0 SH 26mm - Box/36

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 70cm 2-0 SH 26mm - Box/36

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL®

  • Type: Monofilament
  • Raw Material: Poliglecaprone 25, a copolymer of glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone.
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Dyed: Approximately 60-70% remains at 1 week. Approximately 30-40% remains at 2 weeks. Lost within 4 weeks. Undyed: Approximately 50-60% remains at 1 week. Approximately 20-30% remains at 2 weeks. Lost within 3 weeks.
  • Absorption Rate: Complete at 91-119 days. Absorbed by slow hydrolysis.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissues under stress is required. Undyed is not indicated for use in fascia.
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation. Not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues, microsurgery, or ophthalmic procedures.

Click here to view our full range of MONOCRYL® Sutures

Click Here to view the Monocryl Catalogue

 

MONOCRYL PLUS Antibacterial Sutures

MONOCRYL® Plus Sutures Violet 70CM 4-0 S/A SH - Box/36

MONOCRYL® Plus Sutures Violet 70CM 4-0 S/A SH - Box/36

MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial Sutures Undyed 70cm 2-0 CP-1 Box/36

MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial Sutures Undyed 70cm 2-0 CP-1 Box/36

MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial Sutures Undyed 45cm 3-0 PS-2 19mm Box/12

MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial Sutures Undyed 45cm 3-0 PS-2 19mm Box/12

MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial Sutures Undyed 70cm 5-0 RB-1 Box/36

MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial Sutures Undyed 70cm 5-0 RB-1 Box/36

MONOCRYL® PLUS ANTIBACTERIAL SUTURE

  • Type: Monofilament
  • Raw Material: Poliglecaprone 25, a copolymer of glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone with IRGACARE® MP (Triclosan)
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Dyed: Approximately 60-70% remains at 1 week. Approximately 30-40% remains at 2 weeks. Lost within 4 weeks. Undyed: Approximately 50-60% remains at 1 week. Approximately 20-30% remains at 2 weeks. Lost within 3 weeks.
  • Absorption Rate: Complete at 91-119 days. Absorbed by slow hydrolysis.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissues under stress is required. Undyed is not indicated for use in fascia. Plus Antibacterial Sutures should not be used in patients with known allergic reactions to IRGACARE® MP (Triclosan)
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation. Not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues, microsurgery, or ophthalmic procedures.

Click here to view the Monocryl Plus Catalogue

PDS™ II Products

PDS*II Polydioxanone Sutures Violet 70cm 1 OS-6 36mm - Box/36

PDS*II Polydioxanone Sutures Violet 70cm 1 OS-6 36mm - Box/36

PDS*II Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 FS-2 19mm - Box/36

PDS*II Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 FS-2 19mm - Box/36

PDS*II Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 FS-1 24mm - Box/36

PDS*II Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 FS-1 24mm - Box/36

PDS*II Sutures Violet 70cm 5-0 RB-1 17mm - Box/36

PDS*II Sutures Violet 70cm 5-0 RB-1 17mm - Box/36

PDS™ II

  • Type: Monofilament
  • Raw Material: Polydioxanone
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo:
    • 3/0 and larger: Approximately 80% remains at 2 weeks. Approximately 70% remains at 4 weeks. Approximately 60% remains at 6 weeks.
    • 4/0 and smaller:Approximately 60% remains at 2 weeks. Approximately 40% remains at 4 weeks. Approximately 35% remains at 6 weeks.
  • Absorption Rate: Minimal until about the 90th day. Essentially complete within 6 months. Absorbed by slow hydrolysis.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue under stress is required. Should not be used with prosthetic devices, such as heart valves or synthetic grafts. Safety and effectiveness in neural and cardiovascular tissue has not been established.
  • Frequent Uses: All types of soft tissue approximation, including paediatric cardiovascular and ophthalmic procedures. Not for use inadult cardiovascular tissue, microsurgery or neural tissue.

Click here to see our full range of PDS™ II Sutures

Click here to view the PDS Suture Catalogue

 

PDS™ II PLUS Antibacterial Suture Products

PDS* Plus Antibacterial Sutures Violet 70cm 2-0 UCL 13mm - Box/36

PDS* Plus Antibacterial Sutures Violet 70cm 2-0 UCL 13mm - Box/36

PDS™ II PLUS ANTIBACTERIAL SUTURE

  • Type: Monofilament
  • Raw Material: Polydioxanone with IRGACARE® MP (Triclosan)
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo:
    • 3/0 and larger: Approximately 80% remains at 2 weeks. Approximately 70%  remains at 4 weeks. Approximately 60% remains at 6 weeks.
    • 4/0 and smaller:  Approximately 60% remains at 2 weeks. Approximately 40% remains at 4 weeks. Approximately 35% remains at 6 weeks.
  • Absorption Rate: Minimal until about the 90th day. Essentially complete within 6 months. Absorbed by slow hydrolysis.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue under stress is required. Should not be used with prosthetic devices, such as heart valves or synthetic grafts. Safety and effectiveness in neural and cardiovascular tissue has not been established.  Plus Antibacterial Sutures should not be used in patients with known allergic reactions to IRGACARE® MP (Triclosan)
  • Frequent Uses: All types of soft tissue approximation, including paediatric cardiovascular and ophthalmic procedures. Not for use in adult cardiovascular tissue, microsurgery or neural tissue.

Click here to view the PDS Plus Catalogue

Surgical Silk Products

PERMAHAND® Silk Sutures Black 45cm 3-0 X-1 22mm - Box/12

PERMAHAND® Silk Sutures Black 45cm 3-0 X-1 22mm - Box/12

PERMA-HAND* Silk Sutures Black 30cm 6-0 C-3 13mm - Box/12

PERMA-HAND* Silk Sutures Black 30cm 6-0 C-3 13mm - Box/12

PERMAHAND* Silk Sutures Black 45cm 4-0 FS-2 - Box/12

PERMAHAND* Silk Sutures Black 45cm 4-0 FS-2 - Box/12

PERMA-HAND* Silk Sutures Black 45cm 6-0 G-6 8.0mm - Box/12

PERMA-HAND* Silk Sutures Black 45cm 6-0 G-6 8.0mm - Box/12

NON-ABSORBABLE SUTURES

 

SURGICAL SILK

  • Type: Braided
  • Raw Material: Organic protein called fibroin.
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Progressive degradation of fibre may result in gradual loss of tensile strength over time. Loses most strength within one year.
  • Absorption Rate: Gradual encapsulation by fibrous connective tissue. Usually cannot be found after 2 years.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Should not be used for placement of vascular prostheses and artificial heart valves. Should not be used in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to silk.
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.

Click here to see our full range of Surgical Silk Sutures

Click here to view the Silk Suture Catalogue

Non Absorbable Surgical Steel Suture Products

PLAIN GUT Suture Yellowish Tan 45cm 6-0 G-1 11mm - Box/12

PLAIN GUT Suture Yellowish Tan 45cm 6-0 G-1 11mm - Box/12

CHROMIC GUT Sutures Undyed 70cm 0 MH 36mm - Box/36

CHROMIC GUT Sutures Undyed 70cm 0 MH 36mm - Box/36

CHROMIC GUT Sutures Blue 45cm 6-0 S-14 8mm - Box/12

CHROMIC GUT Sutures Blue 45cm 6-0 S-14 8mm - Box/12

PLAIN GUT Sutures Yellowish Tan 45cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm - Box/36

PLAIN GUT Sutures Yellowish Tan 45cm 4-0 PS-2 19mm - Box/36

SURGICAL STEEL

  • Type: Monofilament/Braided
  • Raw Material: 316L Stainless Steel.
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo:
  • Absorption Rate: Non-absorbable.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Should not be used when a prosthesis of another alloy is implanted. Should not be used in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to stainless steel, or constituent metals such as chromium and nickel.
  • Frequent Uses: Sternal closure and orthopaedic procedures including tendon repair.

Click here to see our full range of Surgical Steel Products

 

Non Absorbable Sutures ETHILON® Products

ETHILON* Nylon Black 45cm 2-0 F5 26mm - Box/12

ETHILON* Nylon Black 45cm 2-0 F5 26mm - Box/12

ETHILON* Nylon Black 45cm 6-0 P-3 13mm – Box/12

ETHILON* Nylon Black 45cm 6-0 P-3 13mm – Box/12

ETHILON* Nylon Black 45cm 5-0 P-3 13mm – Box/12

ETHILON* Nylon Black 45cm 5-0 P-3 13mm – Box/12

ETHILON* Nylon Black 45cm 6-0 C-2 13mm – Box/12

ETHILON* Nylon Black 45cm 6-0 C-2 13mm – Box/12

ETHILON®

  • Type: Monofilament
  • Raw Material: Nylon 6 or Nylon 6,6
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Progressive hydrolysis may result in gradual loss of tensile strength over time.
  • Absorption Rate: Gradual encapsulation by fibrous connective tissue. Loses strength at a rate of 15-20% per year.
  • Tissue Reaction: Extremely low.
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Should not be used where permanent retention of tensile strength is required.
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.

Click here to see our full range of ETHILON® Sutures

Click here to view the Ethilon Catalogue

Non Absorbable Sutures NUROLON® Products

MONOCRYL® Sutures Violet 70cm 2-0 CT-2 26mm - Box/36

MONOCRYL® Sutures Violet 70cm 2-0 CT-2 26mm - Box/36

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 PS-2 19mm - Box/36

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 70cm 3-0 PS-2 19mm - Box/36

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 PC-1 13mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 PC-1 13mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 PC-3 16mm - Box/12

MONOCRYL® Sutures Undyed 45cm 4-0 PC-3 16mm - Box/12

NUROLON®

  • Type: Braided
  • Raw Material: Nylon 6 or Nylon 6,6
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: Progressive hydrolysis may result in gradual loss of tensile strength over time.
  • Absorption Rate: Gradual encapsulation by fibrous connective tissue. Loses strengthat a rate of 15-20% per year.
  • Tissue Reaction: Extremely low.
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: Should not be used where permanent retention of tensile strength is required.
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.

Click here to view the Nurolon Catalogue

Non-Absorbable Surture Products MERSILENE

MERSILENE* Poly 75cm 3-0 SH 26mm - Box/36

MERSILENE* Poly 75cm 3-0 SH 26mm - Box/36

MERSILENE* Poly Sutures White 45cm 3-0 FS-1 24mm - Box/36

MERSILENE* Poly Sutures White 45cm 3-0 FS-1 24mm - Box/36

MERSILENE* Polyester Sutures White 30cm 5mm CTX 48mm - Box/6

MERSILENE* Polyester Sutures White 30cm 5mm CTX 48mm - Box/6

MERSILENE* Poly Sutures Green 30cm 10-0 CS140-6 6.5mm - Box/12

MERSILENE* Poly Sutures Green 30cm 10-0 CS140-6 6.5mm - Box/12

MERSILENE

  • Type: Braided
  • Raw Material:
  • Tensile Strength Retention in Vivo: No significant change known to occur in vivo.
  • Absorption Rate: Gradual encapsulation by fibrous connective tissue.
  • Tissue Reaction:
  • Contra-Indications and Warnings: None known.
  • Frequent Uses: General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.

Click here to view our full range of MERSILENE products

Click here to view the Mersilene Catalogue

 

Non-Absorbable Suture Products ETHIBOND EXCEL®

ETHIBOND* EXCEL Suture Green 75cm 3-0 V-5 17mm - Box/36

ETHIBOND* EXCEL Suture Green 75cm 3-0 V-5 17mm - Box/36

ETHIBOND* EXCEL Sutures White 75cm 3-0 V-5 17mm - Box/36

ETHIBOND* EXCEL Sutures White 75cm 3-0 V-5 17mm - Box/36

ETHIBOND* EXCEL Sutures Green 45cm 4-0 FS-2 19mm - Box/12

ETHIBOND* EXCEL Sutures Green 45cm 4-0 FS-2 19mm - Box/12

ETHIBOND* EXCEL Sutures Green 75cm 2-0 V-5 17mm - Box/36

ETHIBOND* EXCEL Sutures Green 75cm 2-0 V-5 17mm - Box/36