The PGLA suture retains approximately 75% of the original tensile strength at 2 weeks and 50% at 3 weeks during subcutaneous tissue implantation studies in rats. Absorption of I-SUTURE™ is essentially complete between 90 and 100 days.
I-SUTURE™ PGLA suture is a synthetic absorbable suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide (PGLA). It is coated with calcium stearate and 30:70 poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide).
Available in 2 sizes:
- VG548 – 8-0 (PGA Coated Violet Braided)
- VG449 – 9-0 (PGA Violet Monofilament)
|Construction||Color||App. Strength||Absorption Profile|
|Braided /Monofilament||Violet /Undyed||81% @ 14d||60-90d|
|58% @ 21d|
|25% @ 28d|
|0% @ 35-42d|