Vicryl

(Polyglactin 910) Braided and Monofilament

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 56-70 days.

Tensile strength:
Post implantation    Approximate % original strength remaining
14 days                              75%
21 days                              50% (6-0 and larger)
21 days                             40% (7-0 and smaller)
28 days                            25% (6-0 and larger)

Color: Violet or undyed.

Range: 10-0 to 6 (USP). Supplied as needled sutures and ligatures. Sizes 10-0 and 9-0 are monofilament in structure.

Indications: VICRYL* sutures are intended for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery, peripheral nerve adaptation and microsurgery for vessels less than 2 mm in diameter.

Typical areas of use include:
•Fascia closure – due to the 28-day claim
•Subcutaneous fat
•Joint capsule
•Uterus

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

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