Monoswift® Plus

Antibacterial-Coated, Monofilament Poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) 25 (PGCL) synthetic absorbable suture

Monoswift® Plus sutures provide the same feel, handling and performance of our Monoswift® product, but with the added assurance of antibacterial protection.

Monoswift® Plus sutures are coated with the proven antibacterial agent, chlorhexidine diacetate, that results in a zone of inhibition around the suture line. This agent is recognized as being effective against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermis, MRSA and MRSE.

DESCRIPTION

Monoswift® Plus is an antibacterial-coated, synthetic absorbable monofilament surgical suture, composed of poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) (PGCL).  The suture is coated with chlorhexidine diacetate.

CHARACTERISTICS

•  Excellent holding strength

•  Smooth tissue passage; excellent handling, exceptional  suppleness, and good knot security

•  Non-wicking material helps prevent bacterial migration along the suture line

TENSILE STRENGTH

Implantation studies in animals indicate that Monoswift® Plus suture retains approximately 70% of its origional tensile strength at 7 days post implantation, approximately 40% of its origional tensile strength at 14 days, and approximately 12% at 21 days post implantation.

ABSORPTION

Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of Monoswift® Plus is essentially complete between 91 and 120 days.

COLOR

Violet

PACKAGING

Monoswift® Plus is available in various USP sizes.

Monoswift® Plus is supplied in a wide range of lengths affixed to a diverse assortment of needle types in one dozen boxes.