STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDS™ Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device

STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Plus Device is a barbed suture that provides greater efficiency1* and wound-closing strength2† for a variety of open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted procedures. 

STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDS™ Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device

Features & Benefits

STRATAFIX symmetric barbed suture can close wounds faster than using interrupted technique with traditional sutures

More efficiency

STRATAFIX™ barbed sutures can close wounds substantially faster than using an interrupted technique, resulting in significant time savings in the OR.1

STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Plus barbed sutures demonstrated superior holding strength compared to interrupted technique

More strength

STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Plus Devices demonstrated superior tissue holding strength compared to interrupted technique with Coated VICRYL® (polyglactin 910) Suture, continuous technique with PDS® II (polydioxanone) Suture, and V-Loc 180 Wound Closure Device.2‡§

STRATAFIX symmetric barbed sutures with plus technology have triclosan for reduced risk of infection

More protection

STRATAFIX Plus Knotless Tissue Control Devices have been shown in vitro to inhibit bacterial colonization of the suture for 7 days or more,3 for protection against the most common organisms associated with surgical site infections (SSIs).3#**

Resources

Resources

STRATAFIX Symmetric Efficiency vs. Traditional Suture Video
STRATAFIX Symmetric Efficiency vs. Traditional Suture Video
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STRATAFIX Symmetric Technique (Open)
STRATAFIX Symmetric Technique (Open)
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STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Laparoscopic/Robotic-Assisted Animation Video 089607-180402
STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Laparoscopic/Robotic-Assisted Animation Video 089607-180402
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STRATAFIX Symmetric closing fascia in Hartman's Reversal
STRATAFIX Symmetric closing fascia in Hartman's Reversal
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STRATAFIX Symmetric Robotic Fascial Closure Technique in an Incisional Hernia Repair (A. Carbonell) Video
STRATAFIX Symmetric Robotic Fascial Closure Technique in an Incisional Hernia Repair (A. Carbonell) Video
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STRATAFIX and HARMONIC ACE+7 in a Myomectomy Procedure (J. Kondrup) Video
STRATAFIX and HARMONIC ACE+7 in a Myomectomy Procedure (J. Kondrup) Video
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Joint Capsule Closure in a Total Hip Arthroplasty using STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Plus (R. Nunley) Video
Joint Capsule Closure in a Total Hip Arthroplasty using STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Plus (R. Nunley) Video
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STRATAFIX in Spinal Fusion Surgery (S. Shah)
STRATAFIX in Spinal Fusion Surgery (S. Shah)
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Closing Anterior Approach Spine Surgery with STRATAFIX and Dermabond Prineo (C. Cain) Video
Closing Anterior Approach Spine Surgery with STRATAFIX and Dermabond Prineo (C. Cain) Video
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Supporting Documentation

Product Support

References

*Compared to interrupted technique with traditional sutures.

†Compared to interrupted technique with Coated VICRYL® (polyglactin 910) Suture and continuous technique with PDS® II (polydioxanone) Suture in fascia, and V-Loc™ 180 Wound Closure Device in subcutaneous tissue, in an ex vivo model.

‡In an ex vivo model. 

§Superior to VICRYL® and PDS® in fascia. Superior to V-Loc™ in subcutaneous tissue.

||21 RCTs, 6462 patients, 95% CI: (14, 40%), P<0.001.

¶All triclosan-coated sutures in these RCTs were Ethicon Plus Antibacterial Sutures (MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial [poliglecaprone 25] Suture, Coated VICRYL® Plus Antibacterial [polyglactin 910] Suture, and PDS® Plus Antibacterial [polydioxanone] Suture).

‡‡Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE), Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae. 

**Refers only to STRATAFIX Symmetric PDS Plus Device, STRATAFIX™ Spiral PDS™ Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device, and STRATAFIX™ Spiral MONOCRYL™ Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device.

1. 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.

2. Nonnenman H. 100326296: Time zero tissue holding – Competitive claims comparisons for STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices vs various products. 2015. Ethicon, Inc. 

3. Bhende S, Burkley D, Nawrocki J. In vivo and in vitro anti-bacterial  efficacy of absorbable barbed polydioxanone monofilament tissue control device with triclosan. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2018;19(4):430-437. 

4. de Jonge SW, Atema JJ, Solomkin JS, Boermeester MA. Meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of triclosan-coated sutures for the prevention of surgical-site infection. Br J Surg. 2017;104(2):e118-e133.