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CIA Medical is a leading provider of medical and surgical supplies. See our list of PDS sutures and prices below. Order online, call us at (312) 275-5850, or get a 2-hour custom quote by filling the form on this page.

What Is a PDS Suture?

A PDS suture is a specific type of medical suture which is known for its impressive levels of tensile strength and low risks of tissue reaction. Also known as polydioxanone sutures or polydioxanone closures, PDS sutures are made from a specific type of polyester called p-dioxanone.

Stronger than many alternative medical sutures like nylon and polypropylene sutures, PDS sutures are commonly used for subcutaneous closures and stitches in various areas around the body, such as the abdomen. They're popular with many surgeons due to their strength and safety levels, but do have some issues with handling.

PDS sutures are an example of monofilament and absorbable sutures. Monofilament means that these sutures are comprised of one singular structural filament, rather than multiple filaments braided together, while absorbable means that PDS sutures are capable of naturally breaking down and being absorbed by the body over time, once the wound heals up.

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How Does a PDS Suture Work?

PDS sutures work like other kinds of medical sutures. First, a surgeon will need to select the right size of PDS suture to suit the situation. For example, a smaller length of suture will be required to stitch up a small incision site, while longer PDS sutures will be needed for bigger jobs. Once the right size has been chosen, it can be attached to a surgical needle and threaded through the skin or soft tissue to stitch a wound or incision site back together. In addition, since PDS sutures are absorbable, they can be left in the body to dissolve over time.

PDS Suture Sizes 

There are various sizes of PDS sutures, and they are commonly measured using the standard USP (United States Pharmacopeia) system. Some of the most common sizes for PDS sutures are 4-0, 3-0, and 2-0, but other sizes are also available, and surgeons may select from a range of sizes to stitch different areas of the body.

PDS Suture Types

There are various types of medical sutures, and PDS sutures are one specific type. They may be made by different brands but are all identical in terms of their structure, being made from polydioxanone and chosen due to their decent tensile strength and low risks of negative tissue reactions.

PDS Suture Uses

There are various uses of PDS sutures. One of the main uses for this type of suture is to stitch together subcutaneous wounds and surgical incisions. They're primarily used on a subcutaneous level and may be used in various areas around the body, including the limbs and abdomen.

PDS Suture Suppliers

Ethicon is one of the leading suppliers of PDS sutures.

Buy Wholesale PDS Sutures Online at CIA Medical

You can find all of the best PDS sutures for sale at CIA Medical. We offer a wide range of medical goods at competitive prices, including different sizes and types of surgical sutures, as well as many other pieces of essential healthcare equipment. Take a look at our full range of products and place your order with confidence at CIA Medical.