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RiverPro™ is a monofilament nonabsorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of a strand of polypropylene, a synthetic linear Polyolefin. Polypropylene sutures are clear or dyed blue.

Characteristics

  • Uniform diameter of the suture
  • Maximum flexibility of the strand
  • Excellent security with snug and flattened knots
  • Minimal memory and reduced fraying
  • Consistent knot strength

Indications
RiverPro™ suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use is cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and neurological surgery.

Actions
RiverPro™ suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture of fibrous connective tissue.

Tensile Strength
RiverPro™ sutures are nonabsorbable and no significant change in strength retention is known to occur in vivo.

Sterilization
Ethylene oxide.

Packaging
RiverPro™ is a nonabsorbable monofilament. It is clear or dyed blue (Copper Phthalocyanine Blue (2-)). It is available in (USP) sizes 10-0 through 5 (metic sizes 0.2-7). The suture is supplied sterile in precut lengths attached to various needle types in one-dozen boxes, or non-needled on ligating reels.

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