Absorbable sutures

MEDEXA offers sutures from Resorba

Several types of absorbable materials can be used for temporary mechanical support during surgical interventions. Because the various absorbable materials have differing absorption rates it is important to select a material that will lose its tensile strength at the same rate as the tissue regains its own function as the wound heals. Because of their chemical properties and special surface treatments, these materials are well-tolerated by the body before being broken down or eliminated. During the degradation process, the material remains in the tissue without becoming encapsulated or causing tissue reactivity.

GLYCOLON

GLYCOLON is a polymer comprised of 70% glycolide and 25% caprolactone. The suture is a monofilament with an extremely smooth surface. This enables long suturing technique with minimal effects on, and excellent passage through, the tissue. GLYCOLON is absorbable. Compared to RESORBA PGA, its degradation rate is considerably faster due to the special ratio between glycolide and caprolactone. The suture is easy to knot and has high tensile strength. The monofilament structure keeps capillarity to a minimum.

Properties

  • Easy to knot
  • Minimal tissue reactivity
  • Minimal capillarity
  • High tensile strength Leaflet

PGA RESOQUICK

PGA RESOQUICK is a polymer made from glycolic acid. PGA RESOQUICK is a braided suture with a thin surface coating. The thin, braided yarn gives the suture its high tensile strength and elasticity, while the surface coating reduces tissue reactivity by lowering friction. PGA RESOQUICK is an absorbable suture. The yarn is metabolised in the tissue by the uptake of water. PGA RESOQUICK loses its tensile strength gradually during the healing phase. PGA RESOQUICK is absorbed rapidly. After only seven days, the suture has lost 50% of its original tensile strength, and after 42 days it has disappeared completely.

Properties

  • Very elastic
  • High tensile strength
  • Minimal tissue reactivity
  • Soft passage through tissue
  • Good knotting properties

PGA RESORBA

PGA RESORBA is a polymer made from glycolic acid. PGA RESORBA is a braided suture with a thin surface coating. The thin, braided yarn gives the suture its high tensile strength and elasticity, while the surface coating reduces tissue reactivity by lowering friction. PGA RESORBA is an absorbable suture. The yarn is metabolised in the tissue by the uptake of water. PGA RESORBA loses its tensile strength gradually during the healing phase.

Properties

  • Very elastic
  • High tensile strength
  • Minimal tissue reactivity
  • Soft passage through tissue
  • Good knotting properties

CAPROLON

CAPROLON is a polymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide. CAPROLON is a braided suture with a thin surface coating. The thin, braided yarn gives the suture its high tensile strength and elasticity, while the surface coating reduces tissue reaction by lowering friction. CAPROLON is an absorbable suture. The yarn is metabolised in the tissue by the uptake of water. The suture loses its tensile strength gradually during the healing phase.

Properties

  • Very elastic
  • High tensile strength
  • Minimal tissue reactivity
  • Soft passage through tissue
  • Good knotting properties