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ETHICON PLUS sutures now recommended by World Health Organization

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first edition of its Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections. Categorized as a "conditional recommendation," the use of triclosan-coated sutures is now supported by the WHO based on "moderate-quality of evidence." According to the new WHO Guidelines "the panel suggests the use of triclosan-coated sutures for the purpose of reducing the risk of SSI, independent of the type of surgery." Click here to read more.



ETHICON works to create innovative surgical solutions and medical devices that advance surgery and improve lives around the world every day.


The ETHICON product portfolio includes:


    Wound Closure

Tissue Control Devices

  • STRATAFIX™ Spiral PGA-PCL Knotless Tissue Control Device
  • STRATAFIX™ Spiral PDO Knotless Tissue Control Device
  • STRATAFIX™ Spiral Polypropylene Knotless Tissue Control Device
  • STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDSTM Plus Knotless Tissue Control Device


Skin Adhesives

  • DERMABOND ADVANCED Topical Skin Adhesive
  • DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System
  • DERMABOND Mini Topical Skin Adhesive


Absorbable Sutures

  • Plus Antibacterial Suture Portfolio
  • MONOCRYL (poliglecaprone 25) Suture
  • MONOCRYL Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Suture
  • PDS II (polydioxanone) Suture
  • PDS Plus Antibacterial (polydioxanone) Suture
  • Coated VICRYL (polyglactin 910) Suture
  • Coated VICRYL Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture
  • VICRYL RAPIDE (polyglactin 910) Suture
  • Fast Absorbing Surgical Gut Suture (Plain)
  • Surgical Gut Suture (Plain and Chromic)


Non-Absorbable Sutures

  • PROLENE Polypropylene Suture
  • ETHIBOND EXCEL Polyester Suture
  • NUROLON Nylon Suture
  • ETHILON Nylon Suture
  • MERSILENE Polyester Fiber Suture
  • PRONOVA Poly (hexafluoropropylene-VDF) Suture
  • PERMA-HAND Silk Suture
  • Surgical Stainless Steel Suture


Suture Needles

  • EVERPOINT Cardiovascular Needles
  • ETHICON Suture Needles


Suture-Assist Devices

  • LAPRA-TY Absorbable Suture Applier
  • Suture Assistant
  • ENDOLOOP Ligature
  • ENDOKNOT Suture
  • ENDOPATH Needle Holders
  • Port Closure Needles


Skin Staplers

  • PROXIMATE Rotating-Head Skin Staplers
  • PROXIMATE Fixed-Head Skin Staplers



  • PROXIMATE® Linear Cutters
  • CONTOUR® Curved Cutter Stapler
  • ENDOPATH® Endoscopic Curved Stapler
  • LIGACLIP® Ligation Instruments
  • PROXIMATE® Reloadable Staplers 



  • Realize® Gastric Band
  • GOLDFINGER™ Instruments


    Advanced Energy

Harmonic Ultrasonic

  • HARMONIC ACE+7 Shears
  • HARMONIC ACE+ Shears
  • HARMONIC FOCUS Long Curved Shears
  • HARMONIC WAVE Open Shears
  • HARMONIC Hand Pieces


ENSEAL Advanced Bipolar

  • ENSEAL G2 Articulating Tissue Sealers
  • ENSEAL G2 Curved and Straight Tissue Sealers
  • ENSEAL G2 Super Jaw Tissue Sealer



Endo Stapling devices

  • POWERED PLUS Stapler with GST Technology
  • ETS™ Linear Staplers and Linear Cutters
  • ENDOPATH® Linear Cutters
  • Endo Instruments
  • LIGAMAX™ Multiple Clip Applier
  • LAPRA-TY® Absorbable Suture Clip System
  • ENDOLOOP™ Ligature
  • ENDOKNOT™ Suture
  • Endo Trocars and Accessories
  • ENDOPATH DEXTRUS® Minimally Invasive Access System



  • EVICEL® (Fibrin Sealant Kit)
  • The SURGICEL® Family of Products (Original, Nu-Knit, Fibrillar & SNoW)
  • SURGIFLO® Hemostatic Matrix Kit with Thrombin
  • SURGIFLO® Hemostatic Matrix Kit
  • The SURGIFOAM Family of Absorbable Hemostats
  • OMNEX Surgical Sealant
  • Instat


    Hernia Repair Products

  • SECURESTRAP® 5mm Absorbable Mechanical Fixation
  • PHYSIOMESH® Composite Mesh
  • ULTRAPRO™ Partially Absorbable Macroporous Mesh
  • ULTRAPRO COMFORT PLUG™ Partially Absorbable Hernia Repair Device
  • XCM BIOLOGIC® Tissue Matrix


Gynaecology Solutions

  • GYNECARE TVT™ Family of Mid Urethral Slings
  • GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® Uterine Balloon Therapy System
  • VERSAPOINT® Bipolar Electro Surgery System
  • GYNECARE INTERCEED® Absorbable Adhesion Barrier
  • GYNEMESH® Non-Absorbable PROLENE® Soft Mesh



  • BioPatch® Protective Disk with CHG

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