Vicryl Rapid

(polyglactin 910)

Suture
Description:
Braided For easy handling and secure knot tying.
Coated For smooth passage through tissue and easy knot tie down.
Synthetic For minimal tissue reaction.
Absorbable By hydrolysis. Essentially complete in 42 days.

Tensile strength:
Post implantation   Approximate % original strength remaining
5 days                              50%
10-14 days                      0%

VICRYL* Rapide suture typically falls off 7-10 days postoperative or can be wiped off subsequently with gauze.
Normally the removal of the suture is not required.

Color: Undyed or violet.
Range: 8-0 to 1 (USP). Supplied as needled sutures and ligatures.
Indications: VICRYL* Rapide is intended for use in soft tissue approximation where
only short term wound support is required and where the rapid absorption
of the suture would be beneficial. Typical areas of use include:

•Skin closure, cuticular or subcuticular
•Episiotomies
•Closure of oral mucosa
•Conjunctival sutures in ophthalmic surgery

Full details in the Instruction for Use included in every package.

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