Wound Closure

Wounds which do not heal naturally are treated with wound closure devices. The affected tissues need to be kept in opposition until the healing process provides the wound with proper strength to stand against the stress without any assistance. A wound can be treated with the help of various devices such as sutures, staples, topical adhesives or clips. Different tissues have own unique functions and requirements. When one decides on a particular wound closure device, one must take care of the healing needs for the particular tissue which is being treated.

The most common device used for wound closure is suture. Sutures, in general term ‘stitches’, are sterilized surgical threads, which are used to ligate blood vessels or approximate tissues.

Sutures are generally categorized as:

  • Absorbable and Non-Absorbable
  • Natural and Synthetic
  • Monofilament and Braided

Absorbable sutures have a tendency to degrade as the wound heals. Non-Absorbable sutures oppose the body’s efforts to dissolve it. On complete healing of the wound, surgeons remove Non-Absorbable sutures. Meril Endo- Surgery has wide range of synthetic absorbable sutures which are madefrom Polyglactin 910(MITSU™ family),Polydioxanone(FILAXYN™), Poliglecaprone 25(FILAPRON™), Polyglycolic Acid(MEGASORB™ family) as well as synthetic non-absorbable sutures which are made from Polypropylene(FILAPROP™), Nylon(FILAMIDE™) and Polyster(MERICRON XL™). In natural absorbable sutures Meril portfolio covers Chromic and Plain Catgut (MERISOFT™) and in non-absorbable we have silk(FILASILK™) and steel(MERISTEELTM).

For placement of sutures, surgical needles are used, which are made up of stainless steel. Different types and sizes of needles are used depending on the area of application. We are dedicated to assist surgeons in tissue repair by giving them a broad gamut of products with our unmatched quality and service.


Absorbable Suture

Meril Sutures Material Construction Color Strength Retention Profile Absorption Profile
MITSU™ (polyglactin 910) Suture Polyglactin 910 Braided Violet / Undyed (Natural) 75% @ 14 days
50% @ 21 days
56 - 70 days
MITSU™ C+ Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture Polyglactin 910 Braided Violet / Undyed (Natural) 75% @ 14 days
50% @ 21 days
56 - 70 days
MITSU FST™ (polyglactin 910) Suture Polyglactin 910 Braided Undyed (Natural) 50% @ 5 days 42 days
MEGASORB™ (polyglycolic acid) Suture Polyglycolic acid Braided Violet / Undyed (Natural) 70% @ 14 days
50% @ 21 days
60 - 90 days
MEGASORB™ PLUS Antibacterial(polyglycolic acid) Suture Polyglycolic acid Braided Violet/Undyed (Natural) 70% @ 14 days 60-90 days
MEGASORB RAPID™ (polyglycolic acid) Suture Polyglycolic acid Braided Undyed (Natural) 50% @ 7 days 42 days
MERISOFT ™ Chromic Surgical Gut Suture Sheep Submucosa Monofilament (Virtual) Brown Dyed 21-28 days 90 - 120 days
MERISOFT ™ Plain Surgical Gut Suture Sheep Submucosa Monofilament (Virtual) Yellowish- tan 7-10 days 60 - 90 days
FILAPRON™(Polyglecaprone 25) Suture Polyglecaprone 25 Monofilament Undyed and Violet 60 - 90% @ 7 days 90-110 days
FILAXYN (Polydioxanone) suture Polydioxanone Monofilament Undyed & dyed (violet) 60% - 28 days 180 - 210 days

Non-Absorbable Suture

Meril Sutures Material Construction Color
MERISTEEL™ Steel Suture Stainless Steel Monofilament Silver/Steel
FILASILK™ Silk Suture Silk Braided Black
FILAMIDE™ Nylon Suture Polyamide 6-6.6 Monofilament Black
FILAPROP™ Polypropylene Suture Polypropylene Monofilament Blue
MERICRON XL™ Polyester Suture Polyester Braided Green,White

MERIL HERNIA KIT TM I

Code Brand Name Description Qty
PPM611 FILAPROP Mesh Polypropylene Mesh 6cm x 11cm 1 foil
PPL20844 FILAPROP Suture Polypropylene Suture 2-0 x 90cm. 30mm 1/2 Circle RB Needle 1 foil
PGN202317 MITSU Suture Polyglactin 910 Suture 2-0 x 90cm. 30mm 1/2 Circle RB Needle 1 foil
NYL203336 FILAMIDE Suture Polyamide Suture 2-0 x 70cm. 45mm 3/8 Circle RC Needle 1 foil

MERIL HERNIA KIT TM II

Code Brand Name Description Qty
PPM611 FILAPROP Mesh Polypropylene Mesh 7.6cm x 15cm 1 foil
PPL20844 FILAPROP Suture Polypropylene Suture 2-0 x 90cm. 30mm 1/2 Circle RB Needle 1 foil
PGN202317 MITSU Suture Polyglactin 910 Suture 2-0 x 90cm. 30mm 1/2 Circle RB Needle 1 foil
NYL203336 FILAMIDE Suture Polyamide Suture 2-0 x 70cm. 45mm 3/8 Circle RC Needle 1 foil

MERIL HERNIA KIT TM Soft - I

Code Brand Name Description Qty
PPMS611 FILAPROP Mesh Soft Polypropylene Soft Mesh 6cm x 11cm 1 foil
PPL20844 FILAPROP Suture Polypropylene Suture 2-0 x 90cm. 30mm 1/2 Circle RB Needle 1 foil
PGN202317 MITSU Suture Polyglactin 910 Suture 2-0 x 90cm. 30mm 1/2 Circle RB Needle 1 foil
NYL203336 FILAMIDE Suture Polyamide Suture 2-0 x 70cm. 45mm 3/8 Circle RC Needle 1 foil

MERIL HERNIA KIT TM Soft - II

Code Brand Name Description Qty
PPMS611 FILAPROP Mesh Soft Polypropylene Soft Mesh 7.6cm x 15cm 1 foil
PPL20844 FILAPROP Suture Polypropylene Suture 2-0 x 90cm. 30mm 1/2 Circle RB Needle 1 foil
PGN202317 MITSU Suture Polyglactin 910 Suture 2-0 x 90cm. 30mm 1/2 Circle RB Needle 1 foil
NYL203336 FILAMIDE Suture Polyamide Suture 2-0 x 70cm. 45mm 3/8 Circle RC Needle 1 foil