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

Resources

Resources

STRATAFIX Symmetric Efficiency vs. Traditional Suture Video
STRATAFIX Symmetric Efficiency vs. Traditional Suture Video
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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.