Historical information

Used for surgery. The suture is dyed blue to enhance visibility and does not adhere to tissue, making it more easily removable when ready. It is considered to be relatively biologically inert.


This is one of a collection of items received from the practice of Dr Lachlan Hardy-Wilson, FRCOG, Launceston, Tasmania.

Physical description

Sterile suture in packaging. Labelling on packaging reads 'PROLENE Metric 3.5 (0)/ETHICON/TRADE MARK/BLUE MONOFILAMENT POLYPROPYLENE SUTURE/TAPERCUT* V-34/Sterile 36mm Length 75 cm/8444 ETHNOR/PTY LTD SYDNEY'.