The technology, called Force Fiber Fusion, is a two-in-one construct that goes from a round suture to a flat braid center segment and back to round suture. It is made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and is strong, durable and lubricious.
Force Fiber Fusion sutures are braided using a continuous process that makes seamless transitions between each of the segments. It has a lower knot profile with an average knot height that is 1/4 the size of similar sutures on the market. The centers of the flat portions of the suture are also 38% thinner than similar sutures.
The sutures are cleared for approximation and ligation of soft tissues, including in allograft tissue for orthopedic procedures, in the U.S.
Force Fiber Fusion sutures also come in sizes 1 to 5 and have a variety of colors and patterns to choose from. The widths, lights and patterns can be customized.