Type – Monofilament
Composition – Polyglecaprone 25, a copolymer made of 75% glycolide and 25% Є-caprolactone
Coating – None
Tissue reaction – Minimal
Absorption– The hydrolytic action by which the material is broken down results in total absorption in approximately 90 to 120 days. Approximately 60% of tensile strength remain after 7 days.
Suture colour – White/ Violet
INDICATIONS – Superficial soft tissue and/or ligation especially in General surgery, Skin closure, Plastic surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Gynaecology, Urology
CONTRAINDICATIONS – Cardiovascular surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmic surgery.
Being absorbable not to use when an extended wound support is required. Caution in patients with delayed wound healing (e.g. compromised immune system).