Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in specialized sutures and performance fibers, announces an innovative suture technology: Force Fiber Fusion® Suture.
This “two-in-one” construct transitions from round suture to a flat braid center segment and back to round suture. It has a broader footprint and offers a more uniform distribution of pressure than similar suture.* This may reduce tissue strangulation and a “cutting effect” in applications where tissue pull-through may be a concern.
Prepared from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), Force Fiber Fusion® Suture is softer and more pliable than similar products on the market.** The suture also is strong, durable, and lubricious. Fusion Suture is braided using a proprietary, continuous process that creates seamless transitions between each segment. Dont confuse it with look-alike products that are simply a flat segment “sewn” onto two round sutures.
Compared to similar suture* on the market, Force Fiber Fusion® Suture has a lower knot profile and an average knot height that is ¼ the size. In addition, the height of Fusion Sutures flat center section is 38% thinner than similar products.*
Force Fiber Fusion® Suture is cleared in the USA for approximation and/or ligation of soft tissue, including the use of allograft tissue for orthopedic procedures. It is offered in USP suture sizes 1 to 5 and available in a large assortment of color and pattern options. Widths, lengths, and patterns can be customized to meet specific requirements.
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*Testing conducted on size 3 & 4, and 5 Force Fiber Fusion® Suture against comparable product in sterilized form. These tests may not be indicative of clinical performance. Data on file.
**According to a survey conducted of subject matter experts that compared and ranked size 3 & 4, and 5 Force Fiber Fusion® Suture against a comparable product, FiberTape® size 2. ©2020 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. Teleflex and Force Fiber Fusion are registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and other countries. Additional trademarks are property of their respective owners.