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What is your opinion of prolene sutures which are made of polypropylene? Quote:”PROLENE Sutures elicit a minimal inflammatory reaction in tissue, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. PROLENE Sutures are not absorbed, nor are they subject to degradation or weakening by the action of tissue enzymes.
As a monofilament, PROLENE Sutures resist involvement in infection and have been successfully employed in contaminated and infected wounds to eliminate or minimize later sinus formation and suture extrusion.
Furthermore, the lack of adherence to the tissues has facilitated the use of PROLENE Suture as a pull-out suture.
“PROLENE Sutures have been trusted by cardiovascular surgeons for over 40 years
Used in over 100 million people worldwide and in 8 out of 10 CABG procedures”
I know they are only sutures but they still are prolene. That is what is used to graft a vein on a coronary artery in bypass surgery. You absolutely want a permanent suture holding the grafted vein in place.
Dana Carvey got bypass surgery 25 years ago and David Letterman got his bypass surgery 23 years ago. They are both still doing well?