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The choice of needle to be used must rest with the surgeon and may take into account several factors such as the requirements of the specific procedure, the nature of the tissue to be sutured, the accessibility of the surgical area and the preferred techniques of each individual surgeon.

VITREX MEDICAL surgical sutures are manufactured in a wide range of types, shapes, lengths and diameters to cover even the most demanding requirements.
 

 


Surgical sutures - Absorbable threads



Chirlac rapid

Intended for use in Gynaecology, Skin Closure, Ligation, ENT, Obstetric, Ophthalmic, Odontology and Paediatric surgery.

 

Composition

Color

Range

Charactheristics

 

Braided and coated suture from Polyglycolic acid (PGA)

Violet and Natural

6/0 to 2 USP

Absorbable, multifilament, coated, synthetic, high tensile strength, low capillary effect, short-term healing

 



Monolac

Intended for use in general soft tissue in all specialties, Skin Closure, Ligation, Gynaecology, Obstetric, Urology, ENT, Maxillofacial, Paediatric and Gastrointestinal surgery.
 

 

Composition

Color

Range

Charactheristics

 

Monofilament suture from Glycolide and
ε−caprolactone

 

Violet and Natural

6/0 to 1 USP

 

Absorbable, monofilament, synthetic, high tensile strength, low capillary effect, excellent handling properties, mid-term healing

 



Chirasorb

Intended for use in General surgery, Gynaecology, Obstetric, Urology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmic, Skin Closure, Muscular layer, Ligation and Gastrointestinal surgery.

 

Composition

Color

Range

Charactheristics

 

Braided and coated suture from Polyglactin 910 (90% glycolide, 10% L-lactide)

 

 

 Violet and Natural

6/0 to 4 USP

 

 

Absorbable, multifilament,
coated, synthetic, high tensile strength, low capillary effect,
mid-term healing

 

 

Chirlac

Intended for use in General surgery,
Gynaecology, Obstetric, Urology,
Orthopaedics, Ophthalmic, Skin Closure,
Ligation and Gastrointestinal surgery.

 

 

Composition

Color

Range

Charactheristics

 

Braided and coated suture from Polyglycolic acid (PGA)

 

 Violet and Natural

7/0 to 4 USP

 

 

 

Absorbable, multifilament,
coated, synthetic, high tensile strength, low capillary effect,
mid-term healing

 

 

Polydox

Intended for use in Abdominal Wall Closure, Orthopaedics, Paediatric, Cardiovascular and General surgery. Particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable and extended wound support is desirable.
 

 

Composition

Color

Range

Charactheristics

 

Monofilament suture from Poly-p-dioxanone

 

 

Violet and Natural

7/0 to 4 USP

 

 

 

 

Absorbable,monofilament,
synthetic, high tensile strength, low capillary effect, excellent
knotting properties, long-term healing

 

 



 

 

VITREX MEDICAL SUTURES

Strength
Retention profile

Tensile Strength

Absorption time

 

CHIRLAC RAPID

SHORT-TERM HEALING

1 Day

 

100%

5 Days

 

60%

10 - 14 Days

 

0%

12 days

42 days

 

MONOLAC

MID-TERM HEALING

1 Day

100%

7 Days

60%
50%

(violet)
(natural)

14 Days

30%
20%

(violet)
(natural)

30 days

90 - 120 days

 

CHIRASORB

MID-TERM HEALING

1 Day

 

100%

14 Days

 

75%

21 Days

 

50%

30 Days

 

25%

35 days

 

56 - 70 days

 

 

CHIRLAC

MID-TERM HEALING

1 Day

 

100%

14 Days

 

65% - 75%

21 Days

 

45% - 50%

28 - 35 days

80 - 90 days

 

POLYDOX

LONG-TERM HEALING

1 Day

 

100%

45 Days

 

50%

 

90 - 98 days

180 - 240 days