Monofilament Poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) 25 (PGCL) Synthetic Absorbable Suture
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.
Silk suture exhibits:
- 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
Implantation studies in animals indicate that PGCL suture retains approximately 70% of its original tensile strength at 7 days post implantation, approximately 40% of its original tensile strength at 14 days, and approximately 12% at 21 days post implantation.
Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of Monoswift® is essentially complete between 91 and 120 days.
Violet or Undyed
Monoswift® is available in various USP sizes.
Monoswift® is supplied in various lengths affixed to diverse assortment of needle types in one dozen boxes.