Description : Polyglycolic Acid, better known as PGA, is composed of polymers of glycolide acids. PGA sutures are coated, braided, versatile synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture for medium term wound support with highest tensile strength. It is an ideal and time tested synthetic absorbable suture, widely used by surgeons all over the world.
PROCRYL sutures raw material is FDA USA approved. It retains its original tensile strength until the wound has achieved adequate stability. It is coated with non-toxic and bio-compatible material called polycaprolactone calcium stearate which facilitates smooth passage through tissues and firm knotting. Compared to other synthetic absorbable suture material available which is rough and stiff, PROCRYL is smooth and flexible.
Special Features : Predictable absorption, excellent tensile strength, excellent knot security, minimal tissue reaction, excellent
handling properties, smooth tissue passage, outstanding pliability
Material : 100% Polyglycolic Acid- Braided & Coated
Structure : Braided
Coating Material : Calcium stearate and Polycaprolactone
Colour : Violet & Undyed
Wound Support : Medium term, 27-30 days
Absorption Profile : 60-90 days, absorbed by hydrolysis
Sterilization : Ethylene oxide
Shelf Life : 5 years
Applications : General closure, opthalmic, orthopaedics, obstetrics / gynaecology, gastrointestinal tract surgery
U.S.P. Range : Gauge sizes 8-0 to 2, supplied as needled sutures and ligatures