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PDS® II (polydioxanone) Suture
PDS II Suture represents a significant advance in suturing. It combines the features of soft, pliable, monofilament construction with absorbability and extended wound support for up to 6 weeks.1
Quality and innovation from the leader in wound closure
Composition and indications
Comprised of the polyester, poly (p-dioxanone), this monofilament is well suited for many types of soft tissue approximation, including pediatric cardiovascular, orthopedic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, plastic, digestive, and colon surgeries.1
Get the benefit of Plus Antibacterial Technology in a PDS Suture
PDS® Plus Antibacterial (polydioxanone) Sutures handle and perform just like traditional sutures2—and are shown in vitro to inhibit bacterial colonization on the suture.3
Get the benefit of barbed suture technology in a PDS Suture
STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices can close wounds substantially faster than using an interrupted technique.4 They are available in a combination of sizes, lengths, and needle types, including those appropriate for open, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures, as well as with Plus Antibacterial Technology.
Discover a modern alternative to subcuticular sutures and staples
DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System consists of a liquid topical skin adhesive and a self-adhering mesh that provides temporary skin edge alignment until the adhesive is applied.5 In a clinical study, cosmesis was better with DERMABOND PRINEO System than with conventional suturing in skin closure.6*
*Measured by the Hollander Cosmesis Scale at 2 weeks after surgery and the Vancouver Scar Scale 6 and 12 months after surgery in a prospective, randomized controlled trial (N=60).
1. Ethicon Wound Closure Manual. 2012. Ethicon, Inc.
2. Barbolt TA. Chemistry and safety of triclosan, and its use as an antimicrobial on Coated VICRYL* Plus Antibacterial Suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture with triclosan). Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2002;(3 suppl):S45-S53.
3. Ming X, Rothenburger S, Nichols MM. In vivo and in vitro antibacterial efficacy of PDS Plus (polydioxanone with triclosan) suture. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2008;9(4):451-457.
4. Greenberg J, Goldman R. Barbed suture: a review of the technology and clinical uses in obstetrics and gynecology. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2013;6(3-4):107-115.
5. DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc.
6. Parvizi D, Friedl H, Schintler MV, et al. Use of 2‐octyl cyanoacrylate together with a self‐adhering mesh (Dermabond Prineo) for skin closure following abdominoplasty: an open, prospective, controlled, randomized, clinical study. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2013;37(3):529‐537.
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