Type of thread
Non-absorbable synthetic suture braided and lined with silicone.
Green (green D&C n.6 C.I. 61565) or not colored.
Standard diameters and needles
EP diameters from 0.7 to 7; USP diameters from 6/0 to 5. The Astralen is assembled with atraumatic needles in AISI 300 or AISI 400 stainless steel, it is also prepared with PTFE pledget to prevent tearing of the heart valves.
In general surgery, whenever there is the need to suture or ligate tissues that require a non-absorbable suture, in cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery.