sterile surgical suture
DAMASILK® suture is non-absorbable sterile surgical suture, composed of approximately 70% fibroin protein fibers & 30% extraneous material or gum. Specially developed process removes extraneous material amounting to 30% of the original weight of the raw silk. It is braided, silicone coated, dyed sutures.
DAMASILK® suture loses most of its tensile strength in one year and elicits a minimal initial inflammatory reaction in tissues which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. DAMASILK® suture is not absorbed nor is it subjected to degradation or weakening by the action of tissue enzymes. It is Coated with Silicone to allow easy passage through tissue
DAMASILK® suture complies with the requirements of the United States pharmacopoeia U.S.P. and European pharmacopoeia Ph. Eur. and European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.
DAMASILK® suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and ligation, and used in a wide variety of surgical procedures.
DAMASILK® is contraindicated in patients whith known allergies and sensitivities to Silk. It should also not be used where permanant retention of tensile strenght is required as in fixation of intraocular lenses or synthetic vascular grafts, due to gradual loss of tensile strength which may occur over prolonged periods in vivo.
Users should be familiar with surgical procedures and techniques involving non-absorbable sutures before employing DAMASILK® suture for wound closure, as risk of wound dehiscence may vary with the site of application and the suture material used.
As with any foreign body, prolonged contact of any suture with salt solutions, such as those found in the urinary or biliary tracts may result in calculus formation. Acceptable surgical practice should be followed for the management of contaminated or infected wounds.
Discard opened packages and unused sutures.
Do not re-use.
Do not re-sterilize.