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UNIFY Polyester Surgical Sutures


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Unify PGCL Sutures
"I am very Happy with the quality and handling of the sutures, I order different sutures for specific periodontal procedures, I am very satisfied with the product and will only purchase sutures from UNIFY surgical sutures."
Babak Hamidi, DDS
Periodontist, New York, NY
PREMIUM+

 
• Precision Point Needle    • MultiCutTM Needle Technology    • UNIALLOYTM Needle Alloy
 

Characteristics of UNIFY® Premium+ Nylon sutures

PGCL Thread Comparable to Ethilon* with MULTIPASS* Precision Point Needles
  • Our highest performing suture needles for the most demanding surgical procedures.
  • Needle maintains shape and sharpness 3X longer than regular needles.
  • Ultra sharp precision point needles for delicate procedures.
  • MULTICUTTM needle technology to ensure excellent tissue penetration and control, cut after cut.
  • Needles crafted from UNIALLOYTM - a reinforced AISI 300 series stainless steel that provides the highest ductility and bending strength.
  • Minimal tissue reaction.
  • Smooth flow through tissue while maintaining optimal knot security.
  • Thread type: Monofilament
  • Color: Black
  • Strength duration: 2 Year
  • Absorb duration: N/A


 
NYLON   |   MEDIUM - 19mm, 3/8 Circle - 18" 12 Foil Packs/Box


3/0 18"(45cm) Black #PMN-318R19 $36.00$32.40
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4/0 18"(45cm) Black #PMN-418R19 $36.00$32.40
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5/0 18"(45cm) Black #PMN-518R19 $36.00$32.40
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3/0 18"(45cm) Undyed #PMNU-318R19 $36.00$32.40
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4/0 18"(45cm) Undyed #PMNU-418R19 $36.00$32.40
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5/0 18"(45cm) Undyed #PMNU-518R19 $36.00$32.40
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4/0 18"(45cm) Black #PMN-418R16 $36.00$32.40
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5/0 18"(45cm) Black #PMN-518R16 $36.00$32.40
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4/0 18"(45cm) Undyed #PMNU-418R16 $36.00$32.40
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5/0 18"(45cm) Undyed #PMNU-518R16 $36.00$32.40
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NYLON   |   SMALL - 13mm, 3/8 Circle - 18" 12 Foil Packs/Box


4/0 18"(45cm) Black #PSN-418R13 $36.00$32.40
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5/0 18"(45cm) Black #PSN-518R13 $36.00$32.40
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6/0 18"(45cm) Black #PSN-618R13 $36.00$32.40
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4/0 18"(45cm) Undyed #PSNU-418R13 $36.00$32.40
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5/0 18"(45cm) Undyed #PSNU-518R13 $36.00$32.40
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*Ethilon™ is a registered trademark of Ethicon
**Monosof™ is a registered trademark of Covidien
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Top Quality at Half Price or Less!

UNIFY Suture

Feature Highlights
  • Our highest performing suture needles for the most demanding surgical procedures.

  • Precision Point Needle - cutting tip is electropolished for increased sharpness. Ideal for delicate cosmetic or plastic surgery.

  • MULTICUTTM needle technology - a unique combination of alloy, geometry and coating to ensure excellent tissue penetration and control, cut after cut.

  • UNIALLOYTM - a reinforced high-grade stainless steel for superior strength and durability

  • Exclusive EASYPICK Classification System - only our sutures are classified by needle sizes (XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large) to help simplify ordering and reduce your inventory.

  • Each box contains 12 individually sterilized packs of suture and one instruction sheet.

  • All our sutures meet the requirements of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and FDA regulations.


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“Very reliable, good strength, easy to work with.”
Sergio Aguila, DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Victorville, CA

"I have been routinely using UNIFY PGA sutures during my periodontal and implant surgeries. It is easy to use and the primary flap closure is excellent. I highly recommend these sutures to the practitioners."
Tamer Alpagot, DDS, PhD
Professor of Periodontics, University of Pacific, San Francisco, CA

"Amazing company. Excellent products and service. Great price."
Gregory A. Alouf, MD
Cosmetic Surgeon, Salem, VA

“Good prices, quality sutures, timely deliveries. Very satisfied with UNIFY sutures.”
Brittany Batista, RCP III
Urgent Care Specialist, Bakersfield, CA

"Generally excellent. Very satisfied with these sutures."
Arthur K. Balin, MD, PhD, FACP
Dermatologist, Media, PA

"Excellent product and am happy with the strength of the sutures. Good strength and durability."
Pamela Basuk, MD
Dermatologist, Bay Shore, NY

"Good quality. Extremely satisfied with UNIFY sutures."
Clarence Beavers, MD
Dermatologist, Eden, NC

"Love it. High quality and exceptional performance at a low price."
Noel Berger, DVM, MS, DABLS
Laser Veterinary Surgeon, Pawleys Island, SC

"Great sutures for the price. Packaging easier to open than other brands. We have had no problems with this suture and will continue to use it."
John Beug, DVM
Veterinary Surgeon, Red Lodge, MT

"Our experience has all been positive. Extremely satisfied with these sutures."
Michael Blum, DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Anaheim, CA

"Outstanding product and needles. I can't see why to buy the higher priced brands."
Jo Bohannon, MD
Dermatologist, Midlothian, VA

"Our practice has been very pleased with the quality of UNIFY Surgical Sutures. Not only is the cost of suture a savings to our patients, but the shipping time is great."
Robert Bolling, MD
Plastic Surgeon, Fayette, AL

"We find the sutures to be the same quality as the higher priced brands. They are easy to work with, the needle sharp and the material of the suture smooth and durable. The cost savings is tremendous for our practice."
Judith M. Bordeaux, DMD, MSD
Periodontist, Strongville, OH

"Excellent customer service and very porfessional! Quality sutures at very affordable prices!"
Valentina Bradley, MD, PA
Dermatologist, Fort Lauderdale, FL

"So far the sutures have not failed. No complaint from patients."
Vicki Carr, MD
Dermatologist, Spring, TX

"Very positive, good product, great price. Very satisfied with these sutures."
Dafnis Carranza, MD
Dermatologist, Humboldt, TN

"I have used their sutures on several surgeries since purchasing them and the quality of the product is the same or better than what I have used in the past."
John Cauthon, DPM
Podiatric Surgeon, Columbus, GA

“Good suture, good price.”
Ann Chernyak, DMD
Periodontist, Langhorne, PA

"Excellent sutures. Extremely satisfied with them."
Stefan Chevalier, DO
Plastic Surgeon, Middletown, NY

"Great suture, good pricing, good packaging, doesn't tangle when removed."
Roger Chin, DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Bellevue, WA

"Very good service and pricing. I will return to buy more when needed."
Richard J. Cleave, DMD
Oral Implantologist , Hackettstown, NJ

"Very impressed with the quality of the sutures and speedy delivery."
Kristina Collins, MD
Dermatologist, Springfield, MA

"Good service and economical."
Ray W. Conner, DMD
General Dentist, Jasper, AI

“I have purchased from AD Surgical for years. Not only are they professional and on time, but the quality of their products is exceptional.”
Lance Davis, MD
Dermatologist, Dallas TX

“Have been pleased but have had some suture detach from the needle, but otherwise they do well and patients outcome looks good cosmetically.”
Lynn Dimino, MD
Dermatologist, Newport Beach, CA

"Good quality sutures and great price. We purchase all our sutures from you except one type you do not carry."
Gael L. DeRouin, DO
Plastic Surgeon, Goodyear, AZ

"Superb. Extremely satisfied with UNIFY sutures."
John Doux, MD
Dermatologist, San Leandro, CA

"Compared favorably with strength and workability of PDS, which I assume is what you want. No tissue reaction to suture and knot memory is good."
Gary Duncan, DVM
Veterinary Surgeon, Ashland, KY

"The sutures are the correct size, color, length, and needle size. There was no problem when I used these sutures. "
Varda Levram-Ellisman, PhD
Brain Researcher, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA

“All experience has been good. The PDO are a little bristly and if white or clear hard to find at follow-up but all have worked well.”
Richard E. Feldhake, DMD
General Dentist, Glendale, AZ

"Very pleased and satisfied with these sutures."
Jefrey Fishman, MD
Plastic Surgeon, Troy, MI

"Excellent suture. Needle very sharp. Color of suture makes visualization easier."
Darin Fong, DDS
General Dentist, Huntington Beach, CA

“Good quality and price.”
Brenda Fowler, DDS
Periodontist, Southaven, MS

“Excellent quality. Needle sharp and efficient.”
Lawrence Scott Frankel, DMD, MS
Periodontist, Lyndhurst, OH

"These are excellent sutures and compare favorably to higher priced sutures of the same material."
David A. Gordon, DVM
Veterinary Surgeon, Poway, CA

"The UNIFY suture keeps its memory, does not tangle or untie"
Lisa Gress, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technican, Millersburg, OH

“Good reliable sutures.”
Alla Gruman, MD
Dermatologist, Osprey, FL

"Nylon sutures are great, excellent memory and good knot strength. PDO has very good memory, very little reaction."
Jesus A. Guajardo, DVM
Veterinary Surgeon, San Diego, CA

"Excellent quality for the price."
Bernardo Gutierrez, MD
Cosmetic Surgeon, Brownsville, TX

"Very good product. Extremely satisfied. Will order more."
William Guthrie, DO
Cosmetic Surgeon, Tulsa, OK

"We love it... we used to use this very expensive vicryl rapide before yours. They both work exactly the same. I love that it is easy to work with, patient is comfortable with it and it resorbs easily."
Susha Halberstam, DDS
Prosthodontist, Forest Hills, NY

"I am very happy with the quality and handling of the sutures. I order different sutures for specific periodontal procedures, I am very satisfied with the product and will only purchase sutures from UNIFY surgical sutures."
Babak Hamidi, DDS
Periodontist, New York, NY

"UNIFY sutures are great. When you need a suture to really hold, they do it."
David Hansen, MD
Plastic Surgeon, Los Angeles, CA

"Sutures appear to be working as well as Ethicon brand. Extremely satisfied with UNIFY sutures."
Khawaja Hassan, MD
Cosmetic Surgeon, Rockville Centre, NY

"The needles are very comparable to the Ethicon brand. So far I have not had any issues with the sutures themselves. Love the cost. Can't beat that."
Angela Hatfield, MD
Plastic Surgeon, Fridley, MN

"Very good. Sharp needle, doesn't come loose, dye doesn't come off on gloves."
Jay Hendley, DVM
Veterinary Surgeon, Dalton, GA

"UNIFY sutures are easy to use, dependable, and I get great results with them."
Jeffrey Henry, DC
Emergency Aid Specialist, Colorado Springs, CO

"The needle is very sharp and suture material is excellent. I think the product is very comparable to the most expensive suture from Ethicon."
William Ho, DDS
General Dentist, Burlingame, CA

"Excellent. Very satisfied with UNIFY surgical sutures."
Steve Hooley, MD
Family Practitioner, Bellefontaine, OH

"Good product. Very statisfied with UNIFY surgical sutures."
Herman Hu, DDS
Periodontist, San Francisco, CA

“Excellent. Very satisfied with UNIFY premium+ sutures.”
Steven Hubert, MD
Dermatologist, Lawrenceville, NJ

“They are excellent quality sutures. Similar to more expensive brands.”
Luciann Hruza, MD
Dermatologist, Saint Louis, MO

"I have been happy with these sutures."
Bryan Jefferies, MD
Ophthalmologist, Marietta, GA

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Sutures are the stitches that surgeons use to hold skin, internal organs, blood vessels and all other tissues of the human body together, after they have been severed by injury or surgery. They must be strong (so they do not break), non-toxic and hypoallergenic (to avoid adverse reactions in the body), and flexible (so they can be tied and knotted easily). In addition, they must lack the so called "wick effect", which means that sutures must not allow fluids to penetrate the body through them from outside, which could easily cause infections. Sutures have to comply with several regulations and guidelines such as United States Pharmacopeia and the FDA to ensure they meet the necessary requirements.

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) was established in 1820 for standardization of suture materials and is the official public standards authority for other healthcare products designed, manufactured and sold in the United States. USP sets standards for the design and quality of medical products and works with healthcare providers to help them reach the standards. USP's standards are also used overseas in more than 120 countries. These standards have been helping to ensure good pharmaceutical care throughout the world for more than 185 years.

Suture Wound

Suture Sizes
Suture sizes are defined by the United States Pharmacopeia. Sutures were originally manufactured ranging in size from #1 to #6, with #1 being the smallest. A #4 suture would be roughly the diameter of a tennis racquet string. The manufacturing techniques, derived at the beginning from the production of musical strings, did not allow thinner diameters. As the procedures improved, #0 was added to the suture diameters, and later, thinner and thinner threads were manufactured, which were identified as #00 (#2-0 or #2/0) to #0000000 (#7-0 or #7/0).

Surgical Needles for use with Sutures
Traumatic needles are needles with holes or eyes which are supplied to the hospital separate from their suture thread. The suture must be threaded on site, as is done when sewing at home. Atraumatic needles with sutures comprised of an eyeless needle attached to a specific length of suture thread. The suture manufacturer swages the suture thread to the eyeless atraumatic needle at the factory. There are several advantages to having the needle pre-mounted on the suture. The doctor or the nurse does not have to spend time threading the suture on the needle. More importantly, the suture end of a swaged needle is smaller than the needle body. In traumatic needles with eyes, the thread comes out of the needle's hole on both sides. When passing through the tissues, this type of suture rips the tissue to a certain extent, thus the name traumatic. Nearly all modern sutures feature swaged atraumatic needles.

There are several shapes of surgical needles, including:
  • Straight
  • Half Curved Or Ski
  • 1/4 Circle
  • 3/8 Circle
  • 1/2 Circle
  • 5/8 Circle
  • Compound Curve

Needles may also be classified by their point geometry; examples include:
  • Taper (needle body is round and tapers smoothly to a point)
  • Cutting (needle body is triangular and has a sharpened cutting edge on the inside)
  • Reverse cutting (cutting edge on the outside)
  • Trocar point or tapercut (needle body is round and tapered, but ends in a small triangular cutting point)
  • Blunt points for sewing friable tissues
  • Side cutting or spatula points (flat on top and bottom with a cutting edge along the front to one side) for eye surgery

Resorbable and Non-resorbable Sutures
Sutures are divided into two kinds - those which are resorbable and will break down harmlessly in the body over time without intervention, and those which are non-resorbable and must be manually removed if they are not left indefinitely. The type of suture used varies on the operation, with a major criteria being the demands of the location and environment:

Resorbable sutures are made of materials which are broken down in tissue after a given period of time, which depending on the material can be from ten days to eight weeks. They are used therefore in many of the internal tissues of the body. In most cases, three weeks is sufficient for the wound to close firmly. The suture is not needed any more, and the fact that it disappears is an advantage, as there is no foreign material left inside the body and no need for the patient to have the sutures removed.

Resorbable sutures were originally made of the intestines of sheep, the so called catgut. The manufacturing process was similar to that of natural musical strings for violins and guitar, and also of natural strings for tennis racquets. Today, gut sutures are made of specially prepared beef and sheep intestine, and may be untreated (plain gut), tanned with chromium salts to increase their persistence in the body (chromic gut), or heat-treated to give more rapid absorption (fast gut). In Europe and Japan, gut sutures have been banned due to concerns over bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad-cow disease), although the herds from which the gut is harvested are certified BSE-free. Today, the majority of absorbable sutures are made of synthetic polymer fibers, such as polyglycolic acid (PGA), rapid polyglycolic acid (RPGA) and polydioxanone (PDO), which may be braided or monofilament; these offer numerous advantages over gut sutures, notably ease of handling, low cost, low tissue reaction, consistent performance, and guaranteed non-toxicity.

Non-resorbable sutures are made of materials which are not metabolized by the body, and are used therefore either on skin wound closure, where the sutures can be removed after a few weeks, or in some inner tissues in which absorbable sutures are not adequate. This is the case, for example, in the heart and in blood vessels, whose rhythmic movement requires a suture which stays longer than three weeks, to give the wound enough time to close. Other organs, like the bladder, contain fluids which make absorbable sutures disappear in only a few days, too early for the wound to heal. Inflammation caused by the foreign protein in some absorbable sutures can amplify scarring, so if other types of suture are less antigenic (ie, do not provoke as much of an immune response) it would represent a way to reduce scarring.

There are several materials used for non-resorbable sutures. The most common is a natural fiber, silk, which undergoes a special manufacturing process to make it adequate for its use in surgery. Other non-absorbable sutures are made of artificial fibers, like polypropylene, polyester, nylon and cable nylon; these may or may not have coatings to enhance their performance characteristics.

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