Polyglactin 910 is made of a Poly (Glycolic-co-l-lactic) 90-10 and covered in Poly (Glycolic-co-l-lactic) 30 -70 of Calcium Stearate.
It is degraded by Chemical Hydrolysis, that later is absorbed and metabolized by the human body. The absorption process is followed by a mass loss and fully absorbed in 90 days.
It is available in violet color and sterilized
Type: Braided and coated multi
Composition: Polyglactine 910, a copolymer made of 90% glycolide and 10%L-lactide
Coating: Poly-glycolide-co-L-lactide and calcium stearate (<1%)
Tissue reaction: Minimal
Absorption: The hydrolytic action by which the material is broken down results in total absorption between 56 and 70 days. Between 40% and 50% of tensile strength remain after 21 days.
- High tensile strength
- Breaks down by hydrolysis
- Braided structure
- Coated multifilament
- Hermetically sealed packing
Excellent tissue support , Minimal tissue reaction , Predictable absorption rate
Excellent handling properties , High flexibility , High tensile strength ,Excellent knot security
Soft passage through the tissues with minimal sawing, tissue drag and trauma Good knot tie down / adjustability , Reduced capillary action
Guaranteed seal and product sterility
- General soft tissue closing and/or ligation
- General surgery
- Skin closure
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Orthopaedics , Urology
Cardiovascular surgery, Neurosurgery
Being absorbable not to use when an extended wound support is required.
Caution in patients with delayed wound healing (e.g. compromised immune system).