MediPros® Surgical Suture Absorbable PGLA
Medipros (CRYLREX®) PGLA Absorbable Polyglactin Suture is a braided, coated synthetic, absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of
a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide. Medipros (CRYLREX®) PGLA suture is available in undyed (natural) or dyed (D&C
Violet No.2) and coated with poly (glycolide-co-lactide) (30/70) and calcium stearate. Approximately 75% of tensile strength remains after
2 weeks, 50% of tensile strength remains after 3 weeks. Complete absorption in tissues takes around 56 to 70 days.
Medipros (CRYLREX®) PGLA Suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue and ingrowth of fibrous connective tissue.
Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of PGLA Suture occurs by means of hydrolysis, where the copolymer degrades
to glycolic and lactic acids which are subsequently absorbed and metabolized in the body. Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength
followed by a loss of mass. The implantation studies in rats indicate that PGLA suture retains approximately 75% of tensile strength remain
after 2 weeks, 50% of tensile strength remain after 3 weeks. Complete absorption in tissues takes around 56 to 70 days.
- Material : Polyglactin 910
- Structure : Braided
- Color : Violet, Undyed
- Coating : Glycolide-co-lactide + Calcium Stearate
- Range : USP 8/0 to 2(violet), USP 6/0 to 2(undyed)
- Absorption :
Time to 50% Loss of Tensile Strength (d) : 21 Day
Time to Complete Mass Absorption (d) : 56-70 Day.
- Advantage :
– Smooth tissue passage
– Easy knotting and tie down
– Excellent knot security
– High tensile strength
- Best for applications but not limited to:
– Dental surgery, Facial closure, Fascia closure,
Subcutaneous fat, Joint capsule, Uterus,etc.