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Absorbable Suture To be used with a precision point needle
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Fast Absorbable Polyglycolic Suture for NPS Precise Needle

Item# 624QVCPM

Available in size 4-0, 3-0. This fast absorbing braided synthetic suture is composed of 100% polymer made from polyglycolic acid.. Comparable to Vicryl Rapide®, a registered trademark of Ethicon­®.


  • Length: 30in
  • Undyed: milk white in color


  • Fast absorbing polyglycolic acid is intended to model the performance of collagen (surgical gut) suture
  • To be used with a reverse cutting needle NP-2 19 mm 3/8 circle


  • Plastic Surgery


  • Coated synthetic fast absorbable suture is indicated only for use in superficial soft tissue approximation of the skin and mucosa, where only short term wound support is required
  • It is not intended for use in ligation, ophthalmic, cardiovascular or neurological procedures


  • The fast absorbable suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissue
  • Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of suture occurs by means of hydrolysis, where the copolymer degrades to glycolic and lactic acids which are
  • subsequently absorbed and metabolized in the body

Tensile Strength:

  • Subcutaneous tissue implantation studies of coated sutures in rats show that 6-9 days post-implantation approximately 50% of the original tensile strength remains depending on suture size
  • All of the original tensile strength is lost by approximately 14 days post-implantation
  • Intramuscular implantation studies in rats shows that the absorption of these sutures occurs thereafter and is essentially complete by 42 days


  • Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass
  • Absorption is essentially complete in 42 days


  • Ethylene oxide
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