For years, Gore-Tex* PTFE sutures seemed to be the perfect tool for the job. Their chemically inert nature and complete biocompatibility made them a plastic surgeon’s first choice for closing surgical incisions. However, in 2006 Gore announced it was exiting the cosmetic and plastic surgery markets. By April 2007 Gore-Tex* sutures were entirely unavailable to plastic surgeons. At first, it seemed no company would be able to fill this void in the market, leaving surgeons to choose among less-ideal sutures.
Now, Surgiform is marketing PTFE sutures that are the ideal non-absorbable suture. These PTFE sutures are returning the reliability, patient comfort, and reasonable price-point of Gor-Tex* sutures to cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Literature and pricing for the Surgiform PTFE sutures can be found in our store.
*Gore-Tex is a registered trademark of W.L. Gore & Assosciates