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Ethicon PDS sutur

Ethicon PDS Plus


Suture description:

-        Monofilament synthetic absorbable.

-        For smooth passage through tissue.

-        For minimal tissue reaction.

-        By hydrolysis. Essentially complete in 182-238 days.

Tensile strength – Post implamntation:

-        14 days – 80% (3-0 or larger) – 60% (4-0 or smaller)

-        28 days – 70% (3-0 or larger) – 40 % (4-0 or smaller)

-        42 days – 60% (3-0 or larger) – 35% (4-0 or smaller)


-        Violet or undyed


-        6-0 to 1 (USP). Supplied as needled sutures and ligatures.


-        PDS* Plus Antibacterial Sutures are intended for use in general soft tissue approximation, including in paediatric cardiovascular tissue, and in ophthalmic surgery (other than contact with cornea and sclera).

-        PDS* Plus Antibacterial Sutures are particularly useful where the combination of absorbable suture and extended wound support is desirable.


Typical areas of use include:

-        Abdominal wall closure.

-        Intestinal anastomoses.

-        Ligament and tendon repair.

Protection against bacterial colonization:

-        In vitro studies demonstrate, that PDS* Plus Antibacterial Suture has a zone of inhibition that is effective against the pathogens that most frequently cause surgical site infection, including Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus epidermidis, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE), E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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