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See our collection of silk sutures below. Order online, call (312) 275-5850, or get a 2-hour custom quote by filling the form on this page.

What Is a Silk Suture?

Medical sutures are the materials used to seal up wounds and stitch up surgical sites after an operation. They can be made from a wide range of different materials, including natural and synthetic materials. When it comes to natural medical sutures, silk sutures are a popular example, favored throughout history due to their tensile strength and other advantages.

For a long time, silk sutures were the sutures of choice for many medical procedures. They're made from surgical silk, which is a natural protein derived from silkworms. The silk is treated and coated with silicone to provide additional strength and a very smooth surface for easy traversal of bodily tissues.

In the modern era, surgical silk sutures aren't used quite as much as they once were, but they're still useful for various general situations and have several advantages. They're also classified as non-absorbable sutures, meaning that they won't naturally degrade in the body.

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Covidien #SS685

Covidien #SS685, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C-15 2-0 18" 36/BX

$157.07 per BOX

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Covidien #GS833

Covidien #GS833, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black V-20 2-0 30" 36/BX

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Ethicon #685H

Ethicon #685H, Suture Silk Black FS 2-0 18" 36/BX

$836.26 per BOX

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Applied Dental #M-S318R19

Applied Dental #M-S318R19, Suture Silk Black FS-2 Unify 3-0 18" 12/BX

$20.79 per BOX

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Covidien #SS5641G

Covidien #SS5641G, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black P-13 4-0 18" 12/BX

$169.13 per BOX

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Covidien #SS-684G

Covidien #SS-684G, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C-14 3-0 18" 12/BX

$58.15 per BOX

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Aesculap #C0762202

Aesculap #C0762202, Suture Silkam Black DS-19 4-0 18" 36/BX

$110.02 per PACK

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Aesculap #C0766194

Aesculap #C0766194, Suture Silkam Black DSMP13 5-0 18" 36/BX

$215.75 per PACK

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Aesculap #C0762300

Aesculap #C0762300, Suture Silkam Black Hs23 3-0 18" 36/BX

$108.11 per PACK

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Ailee #SK641

Ailee #SK641, Suture C-3 Silk Braided 4-0 18" Blk 12/BX

$31.70 per BOX

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Ailee #SK684

Ailee #SK684, Suture Silk Braided Black C-7 3-0 18" 12/BX

$29.84 per BOX

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Covidien #SS694

Covidien #SS694, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C-13 3-0 18" 36/BX

$163.65 per BOX

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Covidien #GS64M

Covidien #GS64M, Suture Softsilk Black V20 4-0 18" 24/BX

$342.56 per BOX

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Covidien #VS809

Covidien #VS809, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black CV-1 7-0 18" 36/BX

$960.00 per BOX

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Covidien #S1768K

Covidien #S1768K, Suture Sofsilk Black HE-6 7-0 18" 12/BX

$372.60 per BOX

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Covidien #SS695

Covidien #SS695, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C-14 2-0 18" 36/BX

$160.72 per BOX

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Covidien #S185

Covidien #S185, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black PCut 2-0 18" 36/BX

$296.51 per CASE

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Covidien #S316

Covidien #S316, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black PCut 30" 24/BX

$135.08 per BOX

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Covidien #S184

Covidien #S184, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black PCut 3-0 18" 36/BX

$262.44 per BOX

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Covidien #SS681

Covidien #SS681, Suture Sofsilk Black C-12 6-0 18" BX

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Covidien #LS637

Covidien #LS637, Suture Silk Black Reel 0 98" 24/BX

$97.74 per BOX

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Covidien #SS5679

Covidien #SS5679, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black P-12 3-0 18" 36/BX

$376.50 per BOX

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Covidien #S1783K

Covidien #S1783K, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black He-3 4-0 18" 12/BX

$272.26 per BOX

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Covidien #SS648

Covidien #SS648, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C-17 2-0 30" 36/BX

$201.16 per BOX

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Covidien #SS734

Covidien #SS734, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C-23 2-0 18" 36/BX

$197.26 per BOX

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Covidien #S196

Covidien #S196, Suture Silk Black Pre-Cut 18" 24/BX

$71.05 per BOX

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Covidien #GS33M

Covidien #GS33M, Suture Sofsilk Silk Blk CV-25 3-0 18" 24/BX

$352.30 per BOX

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Covidien #SS5685G

Covidien #SS5685G, Suture Sofsilk Black 2-0 18P-14 12/BX

$125.50 per BOX

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Covidien #SS624

Covidien #SS624, Suture Silk Black SC-2 0 30" 36/BX

$313.36 per BOX

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Covidien #SS5639

Covidien #SS5639, Suture Sofsilk Blk P-10 18" 6/0 36/BX

$376.50 per BOX

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Covidien #SS633

Covidien #SS633, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C-23 2-0 30" 36/BX

$165.20 per BOX

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Covidien #VS844

Covidien #VS844, Suture Silk Black V-26 0 30" 36/BX

$154.40 per BOX

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Covidien #S1750K

Covidien #S1750K, Suture Sofsilk Black HE-1 6-0 18" 12/BX

$296.30 per BOX

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Covidien #S246

Covidien #S246, Suture Sofsilk Black Pre-Cut 0 24" BX

$135.88 per BOX

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Covidien #SS678

Covidien #SS678, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C16 0 18" 36/BX

$282.50 per BOX

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Covidien #CS793

Covidien #CS793, Suture Sofsilk Silk Blk GCC-9 1 40" 36/BX

$314.64 per BOX

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Covidien #SS-683G

Covidien #SS-683G, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black C-13 4-0 18" 12/BX

$58.15 per BOX

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Covidien #SS1639G

Covidien #SS1639G, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black P-10 6-0 18" 12/BX

$125.50 per BOX

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Covidien #SS5649G

Covidien #SS5649G, Suture Sofsilk Silk Black P-13 6-0 18" 12/BX

$128.72 per BOX

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Covidien #SS623

Covidien #SS623, Suture Silk Black SC-2 2-0 30" 36/BX

$144.49 per BOX

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When to Use a Silk Suture?

Silk sutures have a range of unique attributes which makes them well-suited for certain tasks. Since they have good tensile strength and excellent knot security, they can be used in various parts of the body with minimal risk. They can be used for ligature, for example, but may also be used to close skin wounds or during ophthalmic procedures. They may even be used internally to seal openings in the gastrointestinal tract, but silk sutures are used less often on an internal basis nowadays, due to advancements and developments in other forms of sutures.

Silk Suture Sizes 

As with other types of medical sutures, there are various sizes of silk sutures available, and it's important to choose the right size for each patient and situation. Some of the most common sizes of silk sutures range from 6-0 to 2-0.

Silk Suture Types

Silk sutures may be made by different companies and have slightly different brand names, like Sofsilk from Covidien, but they're all more or less identical in terms of their structure and the materials used to make them. So there are not lots of different types of silk sutures, but there are many other natural sutures out there, like plain gut and chromic gut sutures.

Silk Suture Uses

Thanks to silk sutures' unique characteristics, these sutures are an ideal choice for various medical procedures. They're very commonly used as ligature, for example, and may also be of assistance when stitching up skin wounds or for other general procedures. They're also commonly used in the world of dentistry.

Silk Suture Suppliers

Some of the top suppliers of silk sutures include Ethicon and Covidien.

Buy Wholesale Silk Sutures Online at CIA Medical

CIA Medical aims to be your No. 1 source for silk sutures and all other sorts of surgical sutures and essential medical supplies. Not only do we have one of the biggest selections of medical supplies anywhere in the world, but we also have some of the lowest prices across all of our products, from sutures to IV lines.