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Suture, Nonabsorbable, Synthetic, Polypropylene

Page Type
Product Code
Regulation Medical Specialty
General and Plastic Surgery
Review Panel
General and Plastic Surgery
Submission Type
510(K)
Device Classification
Class 2
Regulation Number
878.5010
GMP Exempt?
No
Summary Malfunction Reporting
Ineligible
Implanted Device
Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device
No
Third Party Review
Not Third Party Eligible

CFR § 878.5010 Nonabsorbable polypropylene surgical suture

§ 878.5010 Nonabsorbable polypropylene surgical suture.

(a) Identification. Nonabsorbable polypropylene surgical suture is a monofilament, nonabsorbable, sterile, flexible thread prepared from long-chain polyolefin polymer known as polypropylene and is indicated for use in soft tissue approximation. The polypropylene surgical suture meets United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) requirements as described in the U.S.P. Monograph for Nonabsorbable Surgical Sutures; it may be undyed or dyed with an FDA approved color additive; and the suture may be provided with or without a standard needle attached.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is FDA's “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Surgical Sutures; Guidance for Industry and FDA.” See § 878.1(e) for the availability of this guidance document.

[56 FR 24685, May 31, 1991, as amended at 68 FR 32984, June 3, 2003]

Suture, Nonabsorbable, Synthetic, Polypropylene

Page Type
Product Code
Regulation Medical Specialty
General and Plastic Surgery
Review Panel
General and Plastic Surgery
Submission Type
510(K)
Device Classification
Class 2
Regulation Number
878.5010
GMP Exempt?
No
Summary Malfunction Reporting
Ineligible
Implanted Device
Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device
No
Third Party Review
Not Third Party Eligible

CFR § 878.5010 Nonabsorbable polypropylene surgical suture

§ 878.5010 Nonabsorbable polypropylene surgical suture.

(a) Identification. Nonabsorbable polypropylene surgical suture is a monofilament, nonabsorbable, sterile, flexible thread prepared from long-chain polyolefin polymer known as polypropylene and is indicated for use in soft tissue approximation. The polypropylene surgical suture meets United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) requirements as described in the U.S.P. Monograph for Nonabsorbable Surgical Sutures; it may be undyed or dyed with an FDA approved color additive; and the suture may be provided with or without a standard needle attached.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is FDA's “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Surgical Sutures; Guidance for Industry and FDA.” See § 878.1(e) for the availability of this guidance document.

[56 FR 24685, May 31, 1991, as amended at 68 FR 32984, June 3, 2003]