This monofilament suture offers superior flexibility for easy handling and knotting. Comprised of a copolymer of glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone, it is virtually inert in tissue and absorbs predictably. Surgeons may choose polyglecaprone sutures for procedures that require high initial tensile strength, which decreases over two weeks post-operation. These include subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximations and ligations, with the exception of neural, cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and microsurgical applications. Additionally, polyglecaprone sutures are available in both dyed (violet) and undyed (natural) varieties. The dyed polyglecaprone suture retains approximately 60% to 70% of its original strength after seven days post-implantation. It decreases to 30% to 40% after fourteen days, with all original strength lost by 28 days.
On the other hand, the undyed polyglecaprone suture retains approximately 50% to 60% of its original strength at seven days, and approximately 20% to 30% after fourteen days post-implantation. Finally, all original tensile strength of the undyed polyglecaprone suture is lost twenty-one days after implantation. Absorption is essentially completed between 91 and 119 days.
- Color: violet
- Thread size: from 5/0 to 1 USP.
- Sterilized with ethylene oxide.
- Available in boxes of 12 or 36 units.
- Soft tissue sutures:
Tensile Strength Retention