The silk is dyed black for increased visibility.
Ease of use, admitting twisting and braiding.
It is coated with silicone which limits the absorption and minimizes tissue reaction.
Black Braided Silk is indicated in General Surgery, Dental Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmic Cuticle Closure, Skin Closure, Closure General, Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal, Gynecology / Obstetrics, Episiotomy, Neurosurgery and Bonding.
Being a Non-ABSORBABLE suture, it is not recommended for urological procedures, as it can facilitate the formation of stones around the suture. This is a braided Non ABSORBABLE material characteristic.