These sutures are veterinary grade sutures (not for humans!), within date, and perfect for practising your suturing skills. Whether you are a student just starting out, or a practitioner who uses these skills infrequently these sutures are perfect for you.
Our absorbable sutures are high-grade polyglycolic acid (violet thread), and the non-absorbable sutures are polypropylene monofilament (blue thread). The feel of absorbable sutures is very different to a non-absorbable filament, hence practise with polyglycolic acid is highly recommended.
All our sutures are 3/8 circle, reverse cutting needles, with 75cm thread.
The larger sutures (2-0 and 3-0) are 30mm needles, the smaller 4-0 sutures are 25mm needles, and fine 5-0 needles are 20mm.