Proven Strong, Then It’s Gone
Phantom Fiber suture is a high strength, resorbable suture made from poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB), the same clinically proven material as BioFiber™ scaffold. They both resorb through hydrolysis breaking down to water and carbon dioxide over 12-18 months. Strength is provided when most needed in the healing process, while resorption reduces the potential for long term knot stack impingement.
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1. Martin, D.P., Williams, S.F. Medical applications of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate: a strong flexible absorbable biomaterial. Biochem Eng J. 2003; 16:97-105.
2. Williams, S.F., Martin, D.P. 2005. Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) in Medicine and Pharmacy. Biopolymers Online. 2005 Jan 15. DOI: 10.1002/3527600035.bpol4004.
Phantom Fiber Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues, microsurgery or ophthalmic surgery.
Because the suture will absorb over time and experience loss of tensile strength, it should not be used where permanent wound support is required.