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Sutures: Absorbable

ETHICON PRODUCTS SUTURES Material Construction Color Strength Retention
Profile
Absorption Profile
Coated VICRYL™ Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture Polyglactin 910 and IRGACARE MP Braided / Monofilament Violet / Undyed (Natural) 75% @ 14 days
50% @ 21 days
25% @ 28 days
(5-0 & larger)
56 - 70 days
MONOCRYL™ Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Suture Poliglecaprone 25 and IRGACARE MP Monofilament Undyed and Violet Undyed and Dyed
50-60%60-70% @ 7 days
20-30%30-40% @ 14 days
91-119 days
PDS™ Plus Antibacterial (polydioxanone) Suture Polydioxanone and IRGACARE MP Monofilament Violet / Undyed (Clear) 4/0 smaller           3/0 larger
60%           80% @ 14 days
40%           70% @ 28 days
35%           60% @ 42 days
182-238 days
VICRYL RAPIDE™ (polyglactin 910) Suture Polyglactin 910 Braided Undyed (Natural) 50% @ 5 days
0% @ 10-14 days
42 days
Coated VICRYL™ (polyglactin 910) Suture Polyglactin 910 Braided / Monofilament Violet / Undyed (Natural) 75% @ 14 days
50% @ 21 days
25% @ 28 days
(6-0&larger)
56 - 70 days
MONOCRYL™ (poliglecaprone 25) Suture Poliglecaprone 25 Monofilament Undyed and Violet Undyed and Dyed
50-60%60-70% @ 7 days
20-30%30-40% @ 14 days
91-119 days
PDS™ II (polydioxanone) Suture Polydioxanone Monofilament Violet / Undyed (Clear) 4/0 smaller           3/0 larger
60%           80% @ 14 days
40%           70% @ 28 days
35%           60% @ 42 days
183-238 days
Surgical Gut Suture – Chromic Beef Serosa or Sheep Submucosa Monofilament (Virtual) Brown / Blue Dyed 21-28 days 90 days
Surgical Gut Suture – Plain Beef Serosa or Sheep Submucosa Monofilament (Virtual) Yellowish- tan 7-10 days 70 days