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PGA (Absorbable)

PGA

Braided and coated polyglycolic suture with middle-term absorption

Competitors: Vicryl,  Safil, PRA-Resorba, Polysorb, Dexon II
Material: polyglycolic acid
Colour: violet
Absorption mechanism: hydrolysis
Absorption time: - Retention of 50% knot tensile strength after 14 days
- Complete mass absorption in 60 to 80 days
Tissue reaction: minimal

Properties:
- Excellent handling properties
- High knot pull tensile strength
- Excellent knot security
- Smooth passage through tissue

Indication:
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gynaecology / obstetrics
- Urology
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Neurosurgery
- Ligatures

Contra-indication:
The need of long-term tissue approximation.

Particular  feature:
In tissues with poor blood supply the absorption can become slower.

Sterilization:
Ethylene Oxide

Available Sizes:
USP 5/0-2 (EP 1-5)

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