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Ethicon is releasing two new knotless suture devices for open and minimally invasive surgical applications. The STRATAFIX Spiral PDS Plus is intended for fat, deep tissue and organ work, while the STRATAFIX Spiral Monocryl Plus is targeted at skin and fat tissues.

The Stratafix Spiral PDS Plus and the Stratafix Spiral Monocryl Plus knotless sutures are designed to work with a wide range of surgical fields, including orthopedic, plastic, gynecological, general, bariatric, colorectal, and urological procedures. The sutures offer unique advantages over traditional knotted sutures by providing more strength and security, higher consistency, and more efficiency than traditional suturing, enabling surgeons to more easily manage tension and control tissue approximation with each pass during closure, and most importantly, eliminating the need to tie knots.

“By eliminating the knot, the Stratafix sutures save valuable time for the surgeons, benefitting patients,” said gynecological surgeon James Dana Kondrup, MD. “All you have to do is suture, suture, suture; and so you’re doing a continuous stitch, putting tension on the stitch and suturing it, and putting tension so you tighten up a little bit. And essentially the next thing you know, you’re done. And you don’t have to go back and tie anything, so that’s really important.”

These devices come in both unidirectional and bidirectional designs and feature an adjustable fixation loop and an antibacterial coating. They are made to withstand high pull strengths but are designed to be very smooth for easy suturing. The new barbed sutures with antibacterial technology provide a more secure and consistent closure that aids healing and limits infections.

“For certain patients and certain procedures that last straw that breaks the camel’s back, in other words that tips them in favor of having an infection, might be the bacterial colonization of the suture,” said Liza Ovington, franchise medical director at Ethicon. “So we offer this antibacterial coating, which is a highly purified form of antibacterial called triclosan that prevents bacteria from taking hold and colonizing that suture and getting a foothold to start an infection that will impact that patient.”

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