Category:Suture materials

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Characteristics

  • Absorbable vs. non-absorbable
  • Composition of material
    • memory
    • tissue reaction
  • Monofilment vs. braided
  • Calibre
  • Needle
  • Loop
  • Dyed vs. undyed

Comparison here:[1]

Absorbable Suture Materials
Common Name Composition Remaining strength (% on day x) Remaining strength (% on day x) Remaining strength (% on day x) Total loss of tensile strength Absorbed by Comments
Biosyn® glycolide (60%), dioxanone (14%) and trimethylene carbonate (26%) 90-110 days Monofilament
Caprosyn <56 days Monofilament
Dexon® Polyglycolic acid 65% at 14 days (55% if 7/0 or thinner) 35% at 21 days (20% if 7/0 or thinner) Manufacturer: Covidien
Maxon® Polyglyconate (a copolymer of glycolic acid and trimethylene carbonate) 75% at 14 days 65% at 21 days 50% at 28 days Typically monofilament; Manufacturer: Covidien
Monocryl® (undyed) Poliglecaprone 25 50% on day 7 20% on day 14 28 days 90-120 days Monofilament
Monocryl® (dyed) Poliglecaprone 25 60% on day 7 30% on day 14 21 days 90-120 days Monofilament
PDS II® (4-0 and finer) Polydioxanone 60% on day 14 50% on day 28 35% on day 42 180-210 days
PDS II® (3-0 and thicker) Polydioxanone 75% on day 14 70% on day 28 50% on day 28 180-210 days
Polysorb® Glycolide/lactide copolymer 50% on day 5 10-14 days 42 days
Coated Vicryl® (finer than 6-0) Polyglactin 910 = poly(glycolide-lactide) 75% on day 14 40% on day 21 35 days 56-70 days Manufacturer: Ethicon
Coated Vicryl® (6-0 and thicker) Polyglactin 910 75% on day 14 50% on day 21 25% on day 28 35 days 56-70 days Manufacturer: Ethicon
Vicryl Rapide® Polyglactin 910 50% on day 5 10-14 days 42 days Manufacturer: Ethicon
Non-absorbable Suture Materials
Common Name Composition Characteristics Comments
Ethibond® Polyester
Ethilon® Polyamide 6
Prolene® Polypropylene

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