Textiles come in a range of configurations, including braided, knitted and woven. Knitted and braided components offer greater ability to conform to the frame, while woven fabrics can be made offer limited permeability. Textiles are sought after due to their controlled shape and stretch qualities, robust mechanical properties, including suture retention strength, general low profile and established clinical history.
The in vivo benefits of covering your frame with a textile include enhanced tissue ingrowth and controlled permeability. Textiles can also conform to the anatomy and the underlying implant, making them a preferred choice in AAA and TAA grafts, as well as heart valve skirts & covers, annuloplasty rings and high-strength tension chords and much more.