PTFE sutures check all the boxes as the ideal non-absorbable suture
The ideal suture must be easy to handle, knot securely, and maintain closure. It also must not cause the patient discomfort by causing negative tissue reactions or infections. Finally, it must be reasonably priced. Until now, no other suture met all these criteria, requiring you to pick which features you prefer, while compromising on the others.
|Ideal Suture Features||PTFE Suture|
|Little or no package memory, soft handling, and knots securely|
|Soft for patients (not stiff like most monofilaments)|
|Maintains tensile strength, keeping surgical site reliably closed|
|Biologically inert, resulting in superior soft tissue reaction, decreased redness and decreased inflammation around suture lines|
|Monofilament – Doesn’t wick bacteria|