Polyglactin Acid

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Brand

Polyglactin Acid is a synthetic, braided, absorbable, surgical suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide. It is coated with polyglactin and calcium stearate.

Type of Absorption

By hydrolytic action

Color

Violet and undyed

Structure

Braided

Gauge

8/0 to 2

Sterilization

Ethylene oxide

Health Registration Number

DM0081N

Presentation

Available in different gauges and lengths, with or without surgical steel needle. Available in boxes of 12, 24, and 36 units.

Polyglactin Acid suture is indicated for use in every type of soft tissue approximation, including use in ophthalmic surgery but not in cardiovascular surgery, microsurgery or in nervous tissue. This suture can also be used as ligation.

Warnings

  • For single use only. DO NOT RESTERILIZE.
  • Discard remaining unused strands.
  • Do not rub the strand with a surgical glove or with gauze.
  • Users should be familiar with surgical procedures and techniques involving absorbable sutures before using the product.
  • The use of this suture may be inappropriate for elderly patients, malnourished or weakened patients, or patients with any conditions which may contribute to delayed wound healing.
  • Do not use the suture if the package is opened or damaged! Discard open, unused sutures.
  • For more information, please read the product’s package insert.

Precautions

In handling suture materials, care should be taken to avoid damage from handling. Avoid crushing or crimping damage due to application of surgical instruments such as forceps or needle holders. Adequate knot security requires the accepted surgical techniques.

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Clarification

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