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PDM® is a synthetic absorbable surgical monofilament made of polydioxanone (PDO).
Polydioxanone monofilament synthetic absorbable suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in pediatric cardiovascular tissue where growth is expected to occur and ophthalmic surgery other than contact with the cornea and/or sclera. Polydioxanone suture is not indicated for use in adult cardiovascular tissue, microsurgery, and or neural tissue. PDM® suture is particularly applicable when extended wound support and the combination of an absorbable suture is desirable.
PDM® suture may elicit a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues, followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Loss of tensile strength is progressive and absorption of PDM® sutures occurs by means of hydrolysis.
The retention strength of PDM® is more than 80% of the initial strength after 14 days and approximately 65% at 28 days.
Absorption begins as a gradual loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of PDM® sutures is minimal until about the 9 weeks after implant and is essentially complete within 6-8 months.
PDM® suture is supplied sterile in precut lengths attached to various needle types in one-dozen boxes, also available precut non-needled.
All cassette's are Veterinary Use Only.
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