PTFE Coreflon 6/0 – 1/2 circle – DS13 (sutures)
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a nonabsorbable material of high biocompatibility which for
many years has been used for production of vascular implants, heart valves and membranes
for guided bone regeneration. PTFE is also used for production of surgical suture.
Properties of dPTFE thread
– Its unique softness and smoothness enables it to go through soft tissues minimizing microdamage
reaction around tissue duct, which prevents from bacterial colonization in deeper
layers of the wound.
– The thread does not retain the coiled shape after unpacking, which makes it easier to
– The surgical knot made with PTFE suture is durable and does not loosen. The ends of the
suture do not cause irritation of the cheek, lips and tongue, unlike suture materials based
on various monofilament fibres, which additionally may contribute to the formation of viral
changes on mucous membrane.
– In contrast to braided sutures, especially those made from absorbable materials, Coreflon
does not absorb blood, saliva, bacteria and food residues. That promotes wound healing
per primam intencionem.
– Despite its soft and delicate nature, Coreflon firmly supports tissues during the whole
healing process, in contrast to resorbable materials which maintain tissues only in the early
stages of healing due to the presence of multiple enzymes in the mouth.
ePTFE vs dPTFE
Surgical sutures made from ePTFE are used mostly in vascular and cardiac surgery. Pores
in ePTFE sutures are interlaced by soft tissues and vessels, so the sutures are permanently
incorporated in the body. As far as wound closure in the oral cavity is concerned, this
property is unnecessary – surgical sutures in the mouth are removed 7-10 days after surgery.
Coreflon is different. It is the first smooth PTFE surgical suture (dPTFE) without micropores,
which very effectively reduces dental plaque adhesion and accumulation of bacteria and
food residues. It is easy to remove due to lower capillarity.
Black & White
Innovative combination of a white PTFE suture with a black needle ensures excellent
visibility in the surgical field. The black needle is well visible under soft tissue. Thanks to this
solution we can accurately determine the direction of the needle when it passes through
the skin or mucosa. This is especially important in precise oral or plastic surgery.
The way the needle is mounted – a smooth transition between the needle and the thread
– contributes to minimizing trauma of the sewed tissues.