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STRATAFIX Spiral Knotless Tissue Control Device
STRATAFIX Spiral Knotless Tissue Control Device
With significantly more points of fixation than traditional sutures, STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices provide a combination of more security, more consistency, and more efficiency.1-10
Features & Benefits
STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices can close wounds substantially faster than using an interrupted technique.11
STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDS™ Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device provides greater holding strength than traditional sutures and can be used to close in high-tension areas, such as fascia.6, 12-16, *
With significantly more points of fixation than traditional sutures, STRATAFIX™ makes it easier to manage tension on every pass; appropriate tension leads to better wound healing, a prerequisite for good cosmesis.17-19
STRATAFIX with Plus Suture Technology
Triclosan-coated sutures have been shown in multiple meta-analyses to reduce the risk of SSIs by 28%.20-22
Disclaimer: The petri dish image is for illustrative purposes only, zone of inhibition testing results can vary.
* Conclusions derived from pre-clinical data
- Moran ME, Marsh C, Perrotti M. Bidirectional‐barbed sutured knotless running anastomosis v classic Van Velthoven suturing in a model system. J Endourol. 2007;21(10):1175‐1178.
- Vakil JJ, O'Reilly MP, Sutter EG, Mears SC, Belkoff SM, Khanuja HS. Knee arthrotomy repair with a continuous barbed suture: a biomechanical study. J Arthroplasty. 2011;26(5):710‐713.
- Eickmann T, Quane E. Total knee arthroplasty closure with barbed sutures. J Knee Surg. 2010;23(3):163‐167.
- Einarsson JI, Chavan NR, Suzuki Y, Jonsdottir G, Vellinga TT, Greenberg JA. Use of bidirectional barbed suture in laparoscopic myomectomy: evaluation of perioperative outcomes, safety, and efficacy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011;18(1):92‐95.
- Levine BR, Ting N, Della Valle CJ. Use of a barbed suture in the closure of hip and knee arthroplasty wounds. Orthopedics. 2011;34(9): e473‐e475. doi: 10.3928/01477447‐20110714‐35.
- Ethicon 100326296 Time Zero Tissue Holding ‐ Competitive Claims Comparisons for STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices vs Various Products. May 2015. Data on File.
- Ethicon, AST‐2012‐0331. Tissue gapping under tension of porcine cadaveric skin incisions closed with Stratafix™ Spiral in comparison to Monocryl™ in both interrupted and continuous stitching patterns. August 2012. Data on File.
- Ethicon, AST‐2013‐0603 Performance Testing of STRATAFIX™ SYMMETRIC PDS™ PLUS Size 0 & 1 Devices – Initiation Strength in Porcine Tissue. April 2014. Data on File.
- Ethicon, AST‐2012‐0510. Ethicon Performance Evaluation Memo. Performance Testing of STRATAFIX™ Symmetric Size 2‐0 suture device for Tissue Holding Strength with an Incision Defect to Measure Gapping. Dec 2012. Data on File.
- Ethicon, AST‐2013‐0056 Performance Testing of STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDS™ Size2‐0 suture device for Tissue Holding Strength with Multiple Incision Defects to Measure Gapping. April 2013. Data on File.
- Greenberg J, Goldman R. Barbed Suture: A Review of the Technology and Clinical Uses in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2013;6(3‐4):107‐115.
- Ethicon, AST‐2011‐0210. Study to evaluate the tissue holding performance at time zero of DOLFIN PDS™ PLUS barbed suture sizes 1 and 2‐0 vs dyed PDS™ II Plus suture sizes 1 and 2‐0 in a continuous stitch pattern—Project DOLFIN 11822. July 2011. Data on File.
- Ethicon, AST‐2011‐0341. Performance testing of DOLFIN PDS™ PLUS size 3‐0 suture—tissue holding 10 cm incision. August, 2011. Data on File.
- Ethicon, PSE 09‐0204, project number 11822. Exploratory histological and biomechanical evaluation of DOLFIN following closure of the ventral abdominal wall in a porcine model at 7±1 days.July 2010. Data on File.
- Ethicon, PSE 10‐0012, project number 11822. Model development: histological and biomechanical evaluation of 3‐0 DOLFIN barbed suture prototypes, 3‐0 Quill suture, and 3‐0 V‐loc suture at 7±1 days following closure of the ventral abdominal wall in a rabbit model. August 2011. Data on File.
- Ethicon, AST‐2013‐0603. Performance Testing of STRATAFIX™ SYMMETRIC PDS™ PLUS Size 0 & 1 Devices – Initiation Strength in Porcine Tissue. April 2014. Data on File.
- Burgess LP, Morin GV, Rand M, Vossoughi J, Hollinger JO. Wound healing. Relationship of wound closing tension to scar width in rats. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116(7):798‐802.
- Höer JJ, Junge K, Schachtrupp A, Klinge U, Schumpelick V. Influence of laparotomy closure technique on collagen synthesis in the incisional region. Hernia. 2002;6(3):93‐8.
- Hoer J, Klinge U, Schachtrupp A, Töns C, Schumpelick V. Influence of suture technique on laparotomy wound healing: an experimental study in the rat. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2001;386(3):218‐23.
- de Jonge S, Atema J, Solomkin J and Boermeester M, Meta‐ Analysis and trial sequential analysis of triclosan‐coated sutures for the prevention of surgical‐ site infection. 2017; BJS 104 e118‐e133.
- Wang ZX, Jiang CP, Cao Y, Ding YT. Systematic review and meta‐analysis of Triclosan‐coated sutures for prevention of surgical‐site infection. 2013; 100:465‐474.
- Edmiston CE, Daoud FC, Leaper D. Is there an evidence‐based argument for embracing an antimicrobial (Triclosan)‐coated suture technology to reduce the risk for surgical‐site infections? A meta‐ analysis. 2013; 154: 89‐100
- Vito De Blasi, Olivier Facy, Martine Goergen, Virginie Poulain, Luigi De Magistris, Juan Santiago Azagra. Barbed versus usual suture for closure of the gastrojejunal anastomosis in laparoscopic gastric bypass: a comparative trial. Obesity Surgery. 2013 Jan;23(1):60-3. doi: 10.1007/s11695-012-0763-4.
- Nicholas T Ting, Mario M Moric, Craig J Della Valle, Brett R Levine. Use of knotless suture for closure of total hip and knee arthroplasties: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. The Journal of arthroplasty. 2012 Dec;27(10):1783-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.05.022.
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