Monofilament Synthetic Absorbable Suture. Absorbable sutures break down in the body and are often used internally. Monofilament suture material is made of a single strand. This structure is relatively more resistant to harboring microorganisms.
Reverse cutting needles have their cutting surfaces on the convex surface. Reverse cutting needles have a reduced risk of cutting through tissue than conventional cutting needles. These types of needles are typically used in ophthalmic and cosmetic surgery.