Covidien EL-23-LN Surgitie Ligating Loop
Part # EL-23-LN Exp 4/17
The Covidien EL-23-LN Surgitie Ligating Loop consists of a narrow nylon carrier (3.9 mm O.D.) through which is threaded a 53 cm (21”) length of absorbable Polysorb™ suture size 0 or 2-0 (3.5 or 3 metric). The suture is anchored at the proximal end of the carrier (marked by a black band) and the carrier is scored. The suture extends from the distal end of the carrier in the form of a loop, having a sliding knot which secures itself when tightened. A delivery system may be used (5 mm O.D. x 15.24 cm long) for the introduction of the loop and carrier into any appropriately sized trocar sleeve or larger sized trocar sleeve with the use of a converter.
Polysorb sutures are composed of Lactomer glycolide/lactide copolymer, which is a synthetic polyester derived from glycolic and lactic acids. Polysorb™ sutures are prepared by coating the suture with a caprolactone/glycolide copolymer mixture of caprolactone/glycolide copolymer and calcium stearoyl lactylate. Polysorb™ sutures are colored violet to increase visibility. Polysorb™ sutures meet all requirements established by the United States
In Perfect sealed condition but but past expiration date. Not for human use in the US.
Expiration dates have mostly to do with sterilization and not the integrity of the product. The manufacturers sterilize the products after they are packaged and it lasts so many years. The only products we caution customers about are ones that are absorbable or drug coated.
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