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Sutures can be a nidus for infection5,6
Like all implants, sutures can lower the infective threshold.5,6 Once bacteria colonize on the surface, biolm can form–a known risk factor for SSI.7 Plus Sutures are shown in vitro to inhibit bacterial colonization of the suture for 7 days or more against the most common organisms associated with SSI.2-4*
Shown to reduce SSI risk8†‡
Meta-analysis demonstrated a 28% reduction in SSI risk with the use of triclosan-coated sutures.8†‡ Meta-regression analysis demonstrated that the effect of Plus Sutures in reducing the risk of SSI did not vary by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wound classification or suture type.8†‡§
Recommended by 6 independent authorities 9-13||
Triclosan-coated sutures are included in SSI-prevention bundles recommended by a number of evidence-based organizations, including the WHO, CDC, ACS/SIS, NICE, and RKI.
CDC, WHO, ACS/AIS, NICE, and RKI guidelines on reducing the risk of surgical site infections are general to triclosan-coated sutures and are not specific to any one brand.