Which of the following is a nonabsorbable suture?
a. Polypropylene is used as a monofilament suture with tensile strength of more than 1year.
b. It is non absorbable and remains encapsulated in body tissues.
c. It has low tissue reaction and is frequently used in cardiovascular surgery, plastic surgery, sub-cuticular skin closure, etc.
d. Other example of non-absorbable sutures are Silk, Nylon, Polyester, Linen, surgical steel, etc.
i. Polyglyconate and Polydioxanone are used as monofilament suture and get completely absorbed at around 180 days.
ii. Polyglycolic acid is used as braided multifilament suture and gets completely absorbed by 60 – 90 days.
iii. Other examples of absorbable sutures are catgut, polyglactin, polyglecaprone, etc.