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Non-absorbable monofilament suture made of polypropylene and polyethylene

Optilene® is a sterile non-absorbable monofilament surgical suture made of polypropylene and polyethylene. Available in blue for a better visibility.

Optilene® is offered with RacePack® and LongPack® packaging presentations to reduce the memory effect. Other special presentations, including PremiPatch® PTFE pledgets, are also available.


  • 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 thread visibility for enhanced visual comfort


Sizes available USP 10/0 (0.2 metric) to USP2 (5 metric)


  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Microsurgery
  • General soft tissue approximation