Product Material Effective Wound Support Absorption Time (Days)

PLAIN  Gut

Gut Fiber with Chromium Salt 10 - 14 Days within 70

 

TECHNICAL:

Plain Gut  Monofilaments and Absorbable Sutures are absorbable sterile surgical sutures composed of purified connective tissue (mostly collagen) derived from the serosal layer of beef (bovine) or sheep intestines. They are packaged in a solution of 89% isopropanol, 10% water and 1% triethanolamine. Plain Gut Absorbable Sutures meet all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the European Pharmacopeia (EP) for absorbable surgical sutures. Due to an extremely short absorption period, Plain Catgut elicits only minimal reaction in tissues. Plain Catgut is absorbed more rapidly in infected arenas. As such, Plain Catgut will absorb more rapidly in areas where increased levels of enzymes are present. The percentage of collagen in the catgut suture often determines the quality of the suture. Higher percentages of collagen allow for: superior tensile strength, longer absorption times, and lower reactions in vivo.

Characteristics of Chromic Catgut Sutures:

Distinctive Characteristics of  Plain Catgut Sutures:

 

  • Plain Catgut sutures with the highest quality collagen, maintaining a composition of 97%-98% of pure collagen.
  • Plain Catgut is rapidly absorbed
  • Tensile Strength is maintained for about 21 days
  • Absorption is complete within 70 days.
  • Plain Catgut is ideal for tissues which heal rapidly and require minimal support.

 

Features of PLAIN Catgut Sutures :

  • Colour : YELLOW
  • Sterilization: By : Ethylene Oxide or Irradiation.
  • Shelf Life : 5 years

Range:

  • U.S.P Sizes available 6-0 to 2.
  • With needle- Suture lengths from 45cms to 150cms & Needle length from 8mm to 70 mm*

          * Supplied as needled sutures and Ligatures

            ( Includes variety of Stainless Steel needles like Round bodied, Cutting, Reverse cutting,

            Taper cutting, Taper Point , Spatula , Blunt Point ,etc.)

  • Grade of needle-AISI 420 & 455.

 

Package Info:

  • Packs of 12pcs & 24pcs.
  • wet
  • Aluminium Foil.

Indication:

General Closure, Obstetrics & Gynaecological Surgeries, Ophthalmology, Urology, Orthopaedics, Bowel Anastomosis Ligation.

Plyglycolic Acid ( PGA) sutures are composed of glycolide/lactide copolymer which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids). PGA sutures are prepared by coating the suture with a mixture of a caprolactone/glycolide copolymer and calcium stearoyl lactylate.

PGA sutures are colored violet to increase visibility and are also available undyed.

Indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery, peripheral nerve anastomosis and microsurgery for vessels less than 2mm diameter

 

PGA meets all the requirements established by the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) for Synthetic Absorbable Surgical Sutures.

 

Features and Characteristics of  PGA Sutures:


  • Polyglycolic Acid, better know as PGA, is composed of polymers of glycolide acids.
    Absorbed by hydrolysis, absorption within 60-90 days.
  • PGA is coated to allow for easier passage through tissues with only minimal drag.
  • Coated PGA sutures facilitate:
  • Easy tissue passage
  • Precise knot placement  and  Excellent knot security
  • Smooth tie down
  • A decreased tendency to irritate tissue
  • Greater tensile strength
  • A longer absorption period
  • Soft owing to fine braid structure
  • Excellent sliding owing to a light coating (< 0.5%)
  • After 3 weeks post operation, clinical trials showed that PGA sutures maintained 51% of their tensile strength,
  • Reliable absorbability.
       1. Average 65% of the original tensile strength at 2 weeks.
       2. Average 35% of the original tensile strength at 3 weeks.
       3. Predictable absorption (loss of mass) in 60 to 90 days.

     

 

  • Clinical trials have shown that after two weeks, approximately 84% of  PGA initial strength remained. At four weeks, approximately 23%  of  PGA linear tensile strength remained.


Properties:

- Retention of 50% knot tensile strength after 18 days

Wound support - approximately 30 days

Polyglycolic Acid Suture has been found to be nonantigenic, nonpyrogenic and elicit only mild tissue reactivity during the absorption process. The absorption time for Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) is 60 to 90 days.

Post implantation Approximate % original strength remaining  

14 days
21 days
21 days
28 days

 

6-0 and larger
7-0 and smaller
6-0 and larger

85%
50%
40%
25%
 

All of the original tensile strength is lost by five weeks post implantation.

  • Absorption - Mass absorption complete between 60 and 90 days by hydrolysis
  • Synthetic - Minimal tissue reaction and predictable absorption
  • Coated - Minimal tissue drag and sawing
  • Braided - High knot security
  • Good knot snug down / adjustability
  • Colour
    Violet or undyed

Dye Used : D & C Violet (US FDA approved dye).
Coating: Calcium Stearate & Polycaprolactone.

Sterilization: Ethylene Oxide

Shelf Life : 5 years

Range:

  • U.S.P Sizes available : 8-0 to 2
  • With needle- Suture lengths from 45cms to 90cms & Needle length from 6mm to 50mm*

 

* Includes variety of Stainless Steel needles like Round Bodied cutting, reverse cutting, taper cutting, taper point, Spatula , Blunt point  etc.

  • Grade of Stainless Steel -AISI 420 and 455.

Package Info ;

Packs of 12 Pcs  & 24 Pcs

  • Dry
  • Aluminium Foil.

Maximum Suture Oversize in Diameter (mm) from U.S.P

Such variations are:

USP

EP

Diameter, Limits on average value(mm)

Knot-pull tensile
strength (kgf),
Limits on average Min

Min

Max

8-0
7-0
6-0
5-0
4-0
3-0
2-0
0
1
2
3, 4
5

0.4
0.5
0.7
1
1.5
2
0.3
3.5
4
5
6
7

0.040
0.050
0.070
0.100
0.150
0.200
0.300
0.350
0.400
0.500
0.60
0.70

0.049
0.069
0.099
0.149
0.199
0.249
0.339
0.399
0.499
0.599
0.699
0.799

0.07
0.14
0.25
0.68
0.95
1.77
2.68
3.90
5.08
6.35
-
-

 

Indication
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gynaecology / obstetrics
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Orthopaedics
- Urology
- Skin closure (intra, sub, skin)
- Neurosurgery
- Ligatures

Mono - Poliglecaprone 25 Sutures

Polyglycolide-poly(e-caprolactone) copolymer (PGCL) Sutures

Mono - Poliglecaprone 25 Sutures Mono [Poliglecaprone 25] is a monofilament Synthetic Absorbable Suture which is a copolymer of glycolide and caprolactone, available in undyed and violet colour. It has low tissue reactivity and maintains 50 to 60% in-vivo tensile strength at 7 days and 20 to 30% at 14 days. Total absorption in tissues takes around 90 to 120 days. Being monofilament, the suture is smooth, making it easier to pass through the tissues as compared to braided suture. It has a consistency close to nylon suture material. The suture is notused in areas of high tension. This suture is generally used for soft-tissue approximation, subcuticular dermis closures of the face and as ligature. The suture is absorbed in tissues by simple hydrolysis and known for its reliable absorption.

  • Synthetic - minimal tissue reaction
  • Monofilament - a unique monofilament suture with high knot security
    - Unprecedented smoothness minimises tissue drag and sawing
    - Non capillarity minimises the risk of infection

Dscription :

PGCL is fast absorbable synthetic monofilament suture material bulk composed of  Polyglycolide-poly(e-caprolactone) copolymer (PGCL). It is available undyed (golden clear) and dyed(violet) in color. PGCL is intended for assembly of sterile surgical  sutures with and   without needles.

  • Wound support - Approximately 20 days
    - Retention of 50% knot tensile strength after 14 days
    - Complete mass absorption in 60 to 90 days
  • Absorption - Mass absorption is completed between 90 and 120 days
  • Unprecedented pliability - easy to handle and tie

PGCL is a mid-term absorbable synthetic monofilament suture made of glyconate, available in undyed color for the closure of superficial wounds and in violet color for the rest of indications. PGCL offers excellent handling properties and high knot security. PGCL is recommended for all soft tissue approximations.

These sutures comply with the requirements of U.S. Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and The European Pharmacopoeia (PhEUR) except for a slight oversize in diameter.

Distinctive Characteristics of  PGCL Sutures: