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Pledgets, Tapes & Mesh

Pledgets (Buttresses), are used where the surgeon considers that it may be beneficial to buffer the suture, particularly in delicate or friable tissue.

Pledgets may be attached to any of the non-absorbable sutures described on this website. To order, state the suture product code and the relevant code from the following list.

Pledgets are also available packed separately in quantities of 10 per envelope, 12 envelopes per box.

Size PTFE Polymer Polyester
3mm x 3mm /C
3mm x 7mm /K /Y
4mm x 6mm /I /Q
4mm x 7mm /L /Z
5mm x 8mm /F /U
5mm x 9mm /N /A
5mm x 11mm /P /B
6mm x 6mm /E /T
6mm x 10mm /G /V
8mm x 15mm /J /X

Polyester Mesh

Polyester fibre mesh for use where permanent tissue support is required. The construction of this mesh provides strength combined with excellent handling properties.

Size Code
30cm x 30cm 1 Mesh per box S6500

Polypropylene Mesh

Pure polypropylene fibre mesh for use where permanent or extended tissue support is required. It is chemically inert and hydrophobic. The construction of this mesh provides strength combined with excellent handling properties.

Size Code
30cm x 30cm 1 sheet per box SE413
15cm x 15cm 1 sheet per box SE421
6cm x 11cm 1 sheet per box SE563

Tapes and Cords

Description Size Code
Sutulene - White Polyester
65mm
1/2 circle round bodied blunt needles (double)
30cm X 5mm
(Box of 6)
6666D
6cm x 11cm 1 sheet per box SE563
48mm
1/2 circle round bodied needles (double)
30cm X 5mm
(Box of 6)
6668D
40mm
1/2 circle round bodied blunt needles (double)
30cm X 5mm
(Box of 6)
6670D
Polyester Strip 30cm X 5mm S5657
Surgidek (Nylon)
Tape 70cm x 3mm
(Box of 12)
1 per sachet
S5595
Tape 70cm x 3mm
(Box of 12)
1 per sachet
S6053
Surgicot (Cotton)
Umbilical Tape 20m x 3mm
(Box of 5 cops)
S5638
Umbilical Tape 25cm x 3mm
(Box of 12)
3 lengths per sachet
S5651
Umbilical Tape 75cm x 3mm
(Box of 12
S5652
Surgilin (Linen)
Umbilical linen thread 3 x 30cm
(Box of 12)
Triple strand ligatures per sachet
S5653

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