Evaluation: Ethicon Stratafix Spiral Polypropylene—Nonabsorbable, Synthetic, Barbed Sutures

November 8, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • These sutures are used to join together the opposing edges of a wound or incision. Typical uses:
    • Plastic surgery
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Gastric sleeve surgery
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Joint and tendon repair
  • Major product components:
    • Synthetic thread of varying lengths and diameters that approximate wound or incision edges for healing purposes.
    • Barbs spiraling around the diameter of the suture material along the length of the suture.

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