Q-close Silk


retention in tissue
Material composition Silk (composed of an organic protein called fibroin, which is derived from the domesticated species Bombyx mori of the family Bombycidae).
Structure Multifilament, braided
Suture type Natural, Non-absorbable
Coating Bees Wax
Colour Black
Gauge sizes available U.S.P. 5/0 to 1 (Metric 1.0 to 4.0)
Tensile strength retention Prolonged tensile strength retention.
Mass absorption While Q-close Silk is not absorbed, progressive degradation of the proteinous silk fibres in vivo may result in gradual loss of the tensile strength over a period of time.
Sterilisation method Ethylene oxide
Indications Q-close Silk is indicated for use in soft tissue approximation and or ligation.