At ProNorth Medical, we pride ourselves on being Canada’s suture supercenter. As leading suture suppliers, we offer both absorbable and non absorbable sutures in trusted brands like:
We also provide our own ProNorth Medical brand of sutures for specific surgery types. Each of the brands we use has been fully explored and researched to deliver the best to our customers every step of the way.
ProNorth Medical is proud to serve North American dentists, doctors, and veterinarians. You can count on us to offer advice on products, brands, or suture types.
As a medical professional, choosing medical suture supplies is easier when you know whether you want absorbable or nonabsorbable material for your patient’s stitches. With absorbable sutures, of course, your patient won’t require a second visit to remove sutures. With nonabsorbable sutures, a return visit will be necessary to remove the stitching from healed tissue.
Medical practitioners choose absorbable sutures for quick healing tissue or deep tissue wounds. ProNorth Medical offers absorbable sutures in clear colour.
Polydioxanone: For soft tissue closures such as those in abdominal wounds, polydioxanone is well suited. This is a synthetic suture with a monofilament design. This means the sutures are made from a single thread vs multiple braided threads.
Poliglecaprone: Another absorbable monofilament suture, poliglecaprone is made from synthetic materials like polydioxanone. It is often used for soft tissue but can be used in ligation if absorbable sutures are needed.
Polyglactin: A braided suture, polyglactin is best for wounds on the hands or face, rather than soft tissue wounds. It is also a synthetic suture material.
Gut: Gut sutures are made of a monofilament material and created with natural fibres. They are commonly used in obstetrics procedures but can be used on other soft tissue procedures.
Nonabsorbable sutures can either be removed, or left in permanently, but do not dissolve. ProNorth Medical offers nonabsorbable sutures in blue or black.
Polyester: Polyester sutures are synthetic, braided, and commonly used in permanent or removable stitches. Polyester is suitable for cardiovascular surgeries.
Polypropylene: Another synthetic nonabsorbable suture type is propylene. This is a monofilament suture used for plastic surgery, general wound closure, cardiovascular, and orthopedic surgeries. The blue colour ensures they remain visible while you work.
Nylon: Nylon sutures are a natural monofilament type of suture used for general wound closures. They have good tensile strength and reduce the chance of infection.
Silk: Another natural suture, silk-type sutures are braided. They work well for soft tissue closure, oral surgery, gynecology, gastrointestinal, obstetrics, and ophthalmic surgeries.
Medical suturing offers vast selections. From small wounds to major surgeries and beyond, sutures change by injury size, location, depth, and healing ability.
ProNorth Medical works with dentists across Canada as a suture supplier. Dentists require suture equipment for a variety of procedures. Our sutures are suitable for:
Wisdom tooth extractions
Depending on the type of procedure, your suture needs vary. Many dentists choose braided nylon sutures for non-dissolvable procedures. Nylon is often chosen over silk because while silk is a natural material, it has a wicking effect. This makes it unsuitable for oral sutures, which may become infected if bacteria is wicked up into the wound.
Dissolvable sutures are most often used for wisdom teeth removal when sutures are required. Not all wisdom teeth removals require sutures, but it’s useful to have something on hand in case it’s required.
Dental sutures are used for many reasons, outside of closing wounds to prevent bacteria and infection. Sutures are also critical for quick healing and controlling postoperative bleeding.
If you’re unsure which sutures are best suited to a task, we can help. After more than 3-decades serving Canadian dentists, we know which products offer the most benefits for certain procedures, including:
Impact on healing
Potential infection risks
Time before removal
Braided vs. monofilament
Our dental medical suture supplies are of the highest quality. It’s important to us that our dental customers receive products they can count on while meeting patient needs and budgets.
The ProNorth Suture Supercenter also caters to veterinarians. From our own ProNorth Medical brand of sutures to Riverpoint Medical and surgical Specialties, we ensure the most suitable products are available year-round.
Depending on the patient, veterinarians may need a variety of suture types. The most common of these are:
Animal surgery, like human surgery, includes a wide assortment of procedures. Among cats and dogs, the most common tend to be spay and neutering, dental, ACL repair, and skin mass or cancer.
Often for veterinarians, sutures are designated by colour. The common colour codes are:
Pink: Monofilament absorbable and medium term
Violet: Braided absorbable and medium-term
Grey: Monofilament absorbable and long term
Green: Monofilament nonabsorbable
Like all forms of medicine, in veterinary clinics, suture type is chosen based on the anatomic location of a wound. This often dictates the material, tension, and length of time for suture use. Small gauges are preferred in veterinary medicine to reduce trauma but require a firm suture material to prevent tearing.
You’ll notice as you browse our selection of veterinarian sutures that each box is identified by material, colour, size, type, and more. If you’re still not sure after browsing, we’re here to offer assistance. We understand that the growing number of suture materials available can be daunting, especially when paired with needle types, knots, stitch type, and considerations for antibacterial properties.
ProNorth Medical is not authorized to sell Ethicon products into the United States and disclaims all liability related to unauthorized Ethicon product sales into the U.S. Always consult legal advice before purchasing.
Contact ProNorth Medical Today
ProNorth Medical is based in B.C., Canada. Before opening shop in 2011, CEO Robert Horne worked with reputable brand Johnson&Johnson for 25-years. With more than 3-decades of experience in medical sales, you can rest easy knowing our staff is widely knowledgeable on every product we sell.
Interested in learning more about medical suture supplies? We’re happy to help. Contact ProNorth Medical and speak to one of our knowledgeable suture suppliers today. Call 844-537-0493 or fill out our online contact form.
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