Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are all Gut sutures made from bovine (beef cattle) sources? Or are there other sources — such as sheep intestine — from which Medtronic products are derived?
    Plain, Mild, and Chromic Gut sutures are absorbable sterile surgical sutures composed of purified connective tissue (mostly collagen) derived from the serosal layer of beef (bovine) intestines. No other animal sources are used to make our Gut sutures.

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