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CIA Medical is a leading provider of medical and surgical supplies. See our list of polybutester 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 Polybutester Suture?

Polybutester sutures, which are also sometimes known as Novafil sutures, are a type of medical suture made from polybutester, a form of polyester. These sutures have various uses and a range of pros and cons that separate them from other surgical suture options like nylon sutures and braided polyester sutures.

One of the big benefits of polybutester sutures is the fact that they have very low levels of tissue reactivity. This means that there's a low risk of bodily tissue reacting negatively to the presence of this particular material. Polybutester sutures are also easy to work with and have high levels of tensile strength, ranking among the strongest monofilament sutures available today.

Thanks to their unique features and benefits, these sutures are useful for certain specific procedures, such as tendon repairs. They're also an example of non-absorbable sutures, which means that they will not degrade naturally over time and may eventually need to be manually removed from the body.

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How Does a Polybutester Suture Work?

Polybutester stitches are most commonly used for repairing delicate tissues like tendons, and the process of using these stitches is similar to other sorts of medical or surgical sutures; first, the surgeon will need to select the appropriate size of polybutester sutures and attach the suture to a surgical needle. They can then use the needle at the surgical site to guide the suture through the tissue and repair the damage after an injury or operation.

Polybutester Suture Sizes 

Like other types of medical sutures, polybutester sutures are available in a range of different sizes. Using the standard USP sizing system, some of the most commonly-used sizes of polybutester sutures range from 5-0 to 2-0.

Polybutester Suture Types

Polybutester sutures are a very specific type of medical suture. They are most commonly made by the Covidien company and marketed under the brand name "Novafil". Therefore, there are not multiple types of polybutester sutures, but there are many other kinds of medical sutures that are similar in certain ways to polybutester sutures, like braided polyester and nylon sutures, which are also non-absorbable.

Polybutester Suture Uses

Due to their unique features and high levels of elasticity, polybutester sutures are best used for repairing tendons. They're useful for tendon operations due to their ability to bend and flex with the tendon's movement without breaking, and they're also favored due to their low risks of tissue reaction. They can be used in various parts of the body, like joints in the legs and arms.

Polybutester Suture Suppliers

Covidien is the leading supplier of polybutester sutures, which it sells under the Novafil brand name.

Buy Wholesale Polybutester Sutures Online at CIA Medical

CIA Medical is a trusted and experienced provider of top quality medical supplies, including the finest polybutester sutures in a range of sizes. You can also find many other medical sutures for sale in our online wholesale store, with the fairest prices and best levels of customer care. Choose CIA Medical for your next order.