Silk Braided Surgical Sutures Non Absorbable | Hawksley

Silk Braided

HB 7055
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£16.57 (ex VAT)
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Intended for use in Skin closure, Subcutaneous tissue, Fascia, Peritoneum, Plastic surgery, Gynaecology and the organs of the Gastrointestinal tract.

Each pack contains 24 sutures except for suture lengths over 2.5m and needle lengths below 8mm which have 20 and 12 sutures per pack respectively. Different sutures variants can be seen on the "Suture Range" tab. If there is a suture you cannot find, please contact us and we will try and supply it for you.

Composition Colour Range Characteristic 
Braided and coated suture made of Silk Black 9/0 to 5 USP Non-absorbable, multifilament, synthetic, no capillary effect, loss of tensile strength after long-term implantation

SILK braided is a natural and non-absorbable, multifilament suture material. To give Silk braided a certain stiffness a special technology is applied. The braided suture is stiffened by inserting a twisted stem from the same material.

The Silk is coated to achieve water resistance and avoid its high capillary effect.

Silk braided is characterised by its constant thread diameter and high tensile strength.The advantages of Silk braided sutures are their extreme pliability, ease of handling and excellent knot strength.

Suture Range

Please find our available sutures below. We have created a number of useful guides for identifying our needles & comparing with other suture brands. If there is a suture you cannot find, please contact us and we will try and supply it for you.

Understanding Vitrex Sutures

Needle Guide   |   Understanding The Packaging

Got a different brand? Use our guide to find the Vitrex equivalent.

Competitor Thread Comparison   |   Competitor Needle Comparison 

Code USP EP Length Num. of Thr. Needle Type Needle Length Pcs / pack Price (ex-VAT)
HB 7055 2/0 3 24m 5 24 £16.57
HB 4033 4/0 1.5 24m 3 24 £17.45
HB 4034 3/0 2 24m 3 24 £17.45
HB 4035 2/0 3 24m 3 24 £18.03
HB 4038 2 5 24m 3 24 £18.03
HB 3043 4/0 1.5 24m 12 24 £31.98
HB 3044 3/0 2 24m 12 24 £31.98
HB 3045 2/0 3 24m 12 24 £34.31
HB 3046 0 3.5 24m 12 24 £36.06
317 5/0 1 24m 1 24 £16.28
318 4/0 1.5 24m 1 24 £16.28
319 3/0 2 24m 1 24 £16.86
321 2/0 3 24m 1 24 £18.61
322 0 3.5 24m 1 24 £19.19
323 1 4 24m 1 24 £20.53
324 2 5 24m 1 24 £21.17
325 3+4 6 24m 1 24 £21.81
326 5 7 24m 1 24 £22.16
HB 3053 3/0 2 20m 1 20 £13.81
HB 3054 2/0 3 20m 1 20 £14.54
HB 3055 0 3.5 20m 1 20 £14.68
HB 3056 1 4 20m 1 20 £15.38
355 5/0 1 24m 1 HR 10 24 £32.28
3102 5/0 1 24m 1 HR 13 24 £31.29
3110 6/0 0.7 24m 1 HR 15 24 £31.29
3113 3/0 2 24m 1 HR 15 24 £29.72
3124 4/0 1.5 24m 1 HR 16 24 £29.72
3104 4/0 1.5 24m 1 HR 18 24 £29.72
3108 3/0 2 24m 1 HR 22 24 £29.72
3115 2/0 3 24m 1 HR 27 24 £29.72
3116 0 3.5 24m 1 HR 27 24 £29.72
3118 3/0 2 24m 1 HR 30 24 £29.72
3119 2/0 3 24m 1 HR 30 24 £29.72
3153 4/0 1.5 24m 1 HRT  17 24 £40.13
3154 3/0 2 24m 1 HRT  17 24 £40.13
350 7/0 0.5 24m 1 DR 8 24 £44.20
352 5/0 1 24m 1 DR 8 24 £40.48
351 7/0 0.5 24m 1 DR 10 24 £36.06
3001 5/0 1 24m 1 DR 12 24 £31.29
3012 4/0 1.5 24m 1 DR 15 24 £31.29
3010 5/0 1 24m 1 DR 15 24 £31.29
3003 4/0 1.5 24m 1 DR 18 24 £29.72
3011 4/0 1.5 24m 1 DR 21 24 £29.72
3205 4/0 1.5 24m 1 GR 20 24 £29.72
3206 3/0 2 24m 1 GR 20 24 £29.72
3217 2/0 3 24m 1 GR 45 24 £32.28
3402 4/0 1.5 24m 1 HS 18 24 £31.93
3405 4/0 1.5 24m 1 HS 18 24 £31.93
3406 3/0 2 24m 1 HS 18 24 £31.93
3407 2/0 3 24m 1 HS 18 24 £31.93
3427 2/0 3 24m 1 HS 21 24 £33.67
3434 3/0 2 24m 1 HS 24 24 £34.83
3465 1 4 24m 1 HS 40 24 £34.83
3312 6/0 0.7 24m 1 DS 12 24 £37.80
3313 5/0 1 24m 1 DS 12 24 £31.93
3317 5/0 1 24m 1 DS 12 24 £33.44
3320 4/0  1.5 24m 1 DS 15 24 £31.93
3331 4/0  1.5 24m 1 DS 16 24 £31.93
3335 4/0 1.5 24m 1 DS 19 24 £31.93
3336 3/0 2 24m 1 DS 19 24 £31.93
3337 2/0 3 24m 1 DS 19 24 £31.93
3343 4/0 1.5 24m 1 DS 25 24 £31.93
3344 3/0 2 24m 1 DS 25 24 £31.93
3345 2/0 3 24m 1 DS 25 24 £31.93
3348 2/0 3 24m 1 DS 25 24 £31.93
3347 1 4 24m 1 DS 25 24 £34.83
3351 2/0 3 24m 1 DS 30 24 £34.83
3352 0 3.5 24m 1 DS 30 24 £34.83
3353 1 4 24m 1 DS 30 24 £34.83
3366 0 3.5 24m 1 DS 40 24 £34.83
8326 6/0 0.7 24m 1 DSC 16 24 £31.93
8327 5/0 1 24m 1 DSC 16 24 £31.93
8325 2/0 3 24m 1 DSC 16 24 £31.93
8365 2/0 3 24m 1 DSC 40 24 £34.83
8377 1 4 24m 1 DSC 60 24 £37.51
3534 3/0 2 24m 1 DSM 19 24 £62.57
3225 2/0 3 24m 1 GS 60 24 £43.32
3223 3/0 2 24m 1 GS 75 24 £54.37
3224 0 3.5 24m 1 GS 75 24 £54.37
MI 1550 7/0 0.5 0.45m 1 2 x DSM 8 12 £84.00
MI 1430 8/0 0.4 0.3m 1 2 x HLZ 8 12 £84.00
MI 1690 6/0 0.7 0.45m 1 2 x VSM 8 12 £71.24
MI 1431 8/0 0.4 0.3m 1 2 x DLZ 6.4 12 £84.00
MI 1432 7/0 0.5 0.45m 1 2 x DLZ 6.4 12 £84.00

Technical Specification
Indication Skin closure, Subcutaneous tissue, Fascia, Peritoneum, Plastic surgery, Gynaecology and the organs of the Gastrointestinal tract.
Contraindication Silk braided should not be used for suturing infected wounds. Silk braided cannot be used when permanent suture stability is required.
Chemical Composition Natural silk
Sizes 9/0 to 5 USP
Structure Multifilament
Absorption Method

Non-absorbable

Colour Black 

Brochures

Overall Brochure

Silk Braided Needle & Thread Brochure

Understanding Vitrex Sutures

Needle Guide   |   Understanding The Packaging

Got a different brand? Use our guide to find the Vitrex equivalent.

Competitor Thread Comparison   |   Competitor Needle Comparison