U.S.P. Needle Pull Specifications

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The following table lists U.S.P. needle pull specifications for various sizes of surgical suture.

U.S.P.
Suture Size
Average Minimum
(kgf)
Individual Minimum
(kgf)
11-0 0.007 0.005
10-0 0.014 0.010
9-0 0.021 0.015
8-0 0.050 0.025
7-0 0.080 0.040
6-0 0.170 0.080
5-0 0.230 0.110
4-0 0.450 0.230
3-0 0.680 0.340
2-0 1.100 0.450
0 1.500 0.450
1 1.800 0.600
2+ 1.800 0.700