The ORTHOCORD Suture is a high strength, flexible orthopedic suture designed for knee and shoulder repair. Available in violet and blue, the ORTHOCORD Suture is made of braided High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, which gives it 55-pound straight tensile strength, and Polydioxnone, which provides flexibility and suppleness. This combination delivers excellent handling and high strength. The ORTHOCORD Suture is coated with a proprietary material to increase the slide-ability of the suture and enhance its knot tying characteristics. This makes it easier for a knot to slide down the cannula during surgery.