Monoswift®

Monofilament Poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) 25 (PGCL) Synthetic Absorbable Suture

DESCRIPTION

Monoswift® is a synthetic absorbable monofilament surgical suture, composed of poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) (PGCL). PGCL synthetic absorbable monofilament sutures are available dyed with FD&C violet #2 or undyed (natural). PGCL synthetic absorbable monofilament suture meets all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.), except for diameter.

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 PGCL 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® is essentially complete between 91 and 120 days.

COLOR(s)

Violet or Undyed

PACKAGING

Monoswift® is available in various USP sizes.

Monoswift® is supplied in a wide range of lengths affixed to a diverse assortment of needle types in one dozen boxes.  Three dozen suture boxes available on customer request.