Cascade HealthCare Products carries Chromic Gut Sterile Surgical Suture from Ethicon Inc. Chromic gut is a plain gut that has been treated with chromium trioxide, a process that significantly increases its resistance to absorption in tissue. This gut suture is an absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of purified connective tissue - mostly collagen - derived from either the serosal layer of beef (bovine) or the submucosal fibrous layer of sheep (ovine) intestines.

For midwives seeking an organic material suture, chromic gut produces less tissue reaction than the plain variety of gut sutures, and it is the best organic choice for perineal repair (Healing Passage, 2010).

We offer chromic gut suture in different sizes of varying strengths with your choice of Reverse Cutting Needle or Taper Point Needle.

If you need help choosing the right products, Cheryl Meyers has over 30 years of experience working with midwives and other health care professionals. You can email questions to or call us at (800)443-9942.