Optilene® is a sterile non-absorbable monofilament surgical suture made of polypropylene and polyethylene. It is available in blue for better visibility during procedures. The product exhibits superior smoothness and causes less tissue drag compared to polypropylene sutures. Optilene® is offered with RacePack® packaging presentations to reduce the memory effect.

Accessories & Parts: Suture

Application Area: Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Microsurgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmic Surgery

Constituent Material: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene

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Identification & Functionality

Accessories & Parts
Product Overview
Structure Monofilament
Chemical composition Polypropylene and Polyethylene
Coating Uncoated
Origin Synthetic
Sizes USP 10/0 (0.2 metric) to USP 2 (5 metric)
Type of absorption Non-absorbable
Sterilization Ethylene oxide


Features & Benefits

Product Advanatges
  • Superior smoothness and smaller tissue drag than polypropylene sutures
  • Controlled knot run-down and proven reliable tensile strength
  • Good handling endorsed by cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Lower memory effect than the market standard and high thread "pig-tailing" resistance
  • Reengineered pliability for good touch and controlled suture elongation in microsurgery sizes
  • Improved visibility for enhanced visual comfort

Applications & Uses

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • North America