Novafil™ Polybutester Suture 5-0 (w/P-13 Needle)
Novafil™ monofilament polybutester suture is nonabsorbable, sterile, surgical suture composed of a copolymer of butylene terephthalate and polytetramethylene ether glycol.
Novafil™ polybutester suture are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular and ophthalmic surgery, but not in microsurgery and neural tissue.
Novafil™ polybutester suture elicit a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues, followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue.
Novafil™ polybutester suture is not absorbed, nor is any significant change in tensile strength retention known to occur in vivo.
Novafil™ polybutester sutures are available clear or pigmented with Copper Phthalocyanine Blue, in sizes 2 (5 Metric) through 7-0 (0.5 Metric). The sutures are supplied sterile, in pre-cut lengths and ligating reels, non-needled or affixed to various needle types using both permanent and removable needle attachment techniques. Please refer to the individual package IFUs for complete instructions, indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions.