A heavy PTFE coating and the proprietary Deknatel® braid provide minimum friction, allowing the suture to pass easily through most friable tissue.
Coating: A heavy PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating helps reduce the “dead space” in the braid rendering the suture material virtually insert, and lowers the risk of wicking and tissue reactivity.
Characteristics: Tevdek® exhibits easy handling, outstanding tensile strength, lubricity, and a reduced risk of wicking and tissue reactivity. Knots slide smoothly.
Material: Polyester (PET)
Indications: Tevdek® surgical sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic, orthopedic, and neurological procedures.
Green: 9 through 8-0 suture; 1, 2, 3, and 5 mm tapes
White: 9 through 8-0 suture; 1, 2, 3, and 5 mm tapes
Green/white cobraid: 2 through 4-0
Construction: Braided (Size 8-0 suture is twisted.)
Green (colorant: D&C green #6)
White (colorant: none)
Green/white cobraid: (colorant: D&C green #6)
Sterilization: Ethylene Oxide (EtO)
Preloaded in assembled medical devices
Polyester Suture Variations
Cottony™ is an uncoated polyester suture.
Polydek® suture has a light PTFE coating.