GORE-TEX® Suture


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to your surgical procedure PERFORMANCE through innovation

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GORE-TEX® Suture is a unique, microporous, nonabsorbable monofilament made of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), the same proven material used in other GORE Medical Products. Excellent Handling GORE-TEX® Suture is soft, flexible, and compressible for ease in suturing. There is no retained kinking, coiling, or package memory. Reduced Needle Hole Leakage GORE-TEX® Suture was originally developed to help minimize suture line bleeding. The unique structure allows the attachment of needles that approximate the diameter of the thread. The GORE-TEX® Suture fills the needle hole and can...

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Suture Nomenclature Sizing designations for GORE-TEX® Suture do not follow the standard United States Pharmacopeia (USP) nomenclature used for many commercially available sutures. Instead, sizing is designated by a “CV” prefix followed by a number, with CV-8 the smallest and CV-0 the largest. To aid in appropriate size selection, Tables I and II show the tensile strength of GORE-TEX® Suture and other nonabsorbable sutures. For example, if knot-pull tensile strength is used as the suture selection criterion, a CV-6 GORE-TEX® Suture would be used in place of a 5-0 monofilament polypropylene...

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Inert and Biocompatible The porous microstructure of GORE-TEX® Suture allows tissue attachment and, in combination with the inertness and biocompatibility of ePTFE, fosters a benign tissue response. The benign tissue response to the supple GORE-TEX® Suture makes it particularly well-suited for procedures in which less capsule formation and less inflammation are important. s Micrograph showing a typical response to GORE-TEX® Suture (S). Notice the minimal capsule formation and limited inflammatory response. H&E stain (25X) Micrograph showing the response to polypropylene suture (S). Capsule...

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The Ideal Companion Suture choice plays an important part in achieving an optimal implantation of synthetic devices, particularly where ease of use and reduced suture hole leakage are key considerations. The unique properties of GORE-TEX® Suture make it an ideal companion for surgical procedures utilizing ePTFE grafts and patches. Common Applications Common applications include but are not limited to: • Anastomosis of vascular grafts for vascular access • Anastomosis of vascular grafts for peripheral vascular disease • Anastomosis of aorto-bifemoral vascular grafts • Chordae tendineae...

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References Dang M-C, Thacker JG, Hwang JC-S, Rodeheaver GT, Melton SM, Edlich RF. Some biomechanical considerations of polytetrafluoroethylene sutures. Archives of Surgery 1990;125:647-650. Setzen G, Williams III EF. Tissue response to suture materials implanted subcutaneously in a rabbit model. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1997;100(7):1788-1795. Miller CM, Signal P, Jacobson II JH. Reduced anastomotic bleeding using new sutures with a needle-suture diameter ratio of one. Surgery 1987;101:156-160. Davidson IJA. Vascular access surgery – General considerations. In: Davidson I, ed. On...

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