Sofsilk™ sutures are nonabsorbable, sterile, nonmutagenic surgical sutures composed of natural proteinaceous silk fibers called fibroin. This protein is derived from the domesticated silkworm species Bombyx mori of the family Bombycidae. The silk fibers are treated to remove the naturally occurring sericin gum, bleached and braided to produce Sofsilk™ surgical sutures. The braided sutures are available coated uniformly with silicone or wax to reduce capillarity and to increase surface lubricity to enhance handling characteristics, ease of passage through tissue and knot run-down properties.
Superior softness and compliance for maximum surgical handling
Smooth flow through tissue
Optimal knot security
For use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological surgery