Antibacterial Absorbable Surgical Suture (PDO2)
Polidiox Plus is a monofilament, synthetic, absorbable suture consisting of poly (p-dioxanone) polyester. Chemical formulation is (C₄H₆O₃)x. This suture is coloured with violet colour to achieve easy visibility on tissue. Polydioxanone polymer has non-antigen and non-pyrogenic structure and shows slight tissue reaction during absorption. These sutures offer anti-bacterial effect with at most 60mg/m large spectrum anti-bacterial agent chlorhexidine diacetate (CHA) content. This suture can be used in ophthalmic and paediatric cardiovascular tissue bonding. Polidiox Plus is not used on adult cardiovascular tissue, microsurgery, or nerve tissue. These suture is beneficial when there is need for absorbable sutures and extended injury support up to four weeks.
Polidiox Plus sutures are manufactured with or without stainless steel needle, between USP 5/0 – USP 2 range, and with various lengths between 45cm to 150cm.