Teleflex Medical OEM (Raleigh, NC) has announced an expanded array of sizes, colors, and patterns for the Force Fiber® family of sutures. Force Fiber is a combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) yarn and a proprietary braid design that creates a strong, durable, pliable, and lubricious suture. The product line now includes additional USP sizes (5-0 through 5), more patterns (including cross and stripe), and a wide selection of solids and multi-colored sutures, including blue, white, green, white/blue, green/white, white/black, and white/green. The Force Fiber's coreless configuration is flatter than most polyblend sutures, and has been cleared by the FDA for use in approximation and/or ligation of soft tissues, including the use of allograft tissue for orthopedic procedures.
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