Visorb® Plus

Antibacterial-Coated, Braided,  Polyglycolic Acid (PGA), synthetic absorbable suture

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

Visorb® 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

Visorb® Plus is an antibacterial-coated, braided, synthetic absorbable surgical suture, composed of Polyglycolic Acid (PGA).  The suture is coated with polycaprolactone, calcium stearate, and chlorhexidine diacetate.

VETERINARY USE ONLY

CHARACTERISTICS

• Excellent tensile strength throughout the critical wound healing period

•  Excellent knot security

•  Excellent handling

•  Predictable absorption profile

TENSILE STRENGTH

Subcutaneous tissue implantation studies in rats indicate Visorb® Plus suture retains approximately 83% of the original tensile strength at 14 days post implantation, approximately 52% of its original tensile strength at 21 days and approximately and 20% at 28 days post implantation.

ABSORPTION

Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of Visorb® Plus sutures is essentially complete between 60 and 90 days.

COLOR

Violet

PACKAGING

Visorb® Plus is available in various USP sizes. 

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