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Flexible with high tensile strength – the suture that meets the highest demands

seraMONÂŽ Surgical sutures

Inert PTFE suture High tensile strength - for optimal handling


When safety counts

Indications

Whether it is a routine procedure or a

Cardiac and vascular surgery

real challenge – the key to success lies

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

in having the optimal equipment. SERAMON® is the reliable companion

Advantages

for surgical procedures in which safety

- Optimal handling

counts. It is extremely flexible, has

- Very low coefficient of friction =

high tensile strength, is permanently

Extremely smooth passage

inert, has low tissue reactivity, slides

through tissue

easily and can be optimally knotted. Its

- Particularly low tissue reactivity

special material properties provide all

- Biologically inert

these positive features.

- Anti-adhesive - Minimal memory

SERAMON

®

is made entirely of poly-

- High knot tensile strength

tetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). This fully fluorinated polymer is characterised by a very low coefficient of friction, i.e. the material slides very well compared to other materials. PTFE has an extremely low surface tension, resulting in a reduced biofilm formation. The

SERAMON® compared with polypropylene (PP) suture Flexural strength in mg 4 3,5 3

static friction of the material is exact-

2,5

ly the same as the sliding friction, so

2

that the transition from rest to move-

1,5

ment occurs without any noticeable

1

resistance.

SERAMON® PP suture

0,5 0

EP 2 (USP 3/0)

EP 1,5 (USP 4/0)

The material also impresses with its monofilament thread structure and very low flexural strength. This ensures

Knot tensile strength / Suture cross-section in N/mm2

an extremely low degree of memory

1400

effect and thus user-friendly, easy

1200

handling.

SERAMON® PP suture

1000 800

lity and correspondingly low tissue

0

EP 1,5 (USP 4/0)

EP 2 (USP 3/0)

reactivity.

Serag-Wiessner GmbH & Co. KG Zum Kugelfang 8-12 95119 Naila/Germany + 49 9282 937-230 + 49 9282 937-9785 info@serag-wiessner.de www.serag-wiessner.de

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and therefore has high long-term stabi-

Titelfoto: Fotolia - © Greg Epperson

600

SERAMON® is also physiologically inert


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