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PGA-rapid (Absorbable)

PGA-rapid

Braided and coated polyglycolic suture with short-term absorption

Competitors: Vicryl-rapid,  Safil-quick, PRA-Resoquick
Material: polyglycolic acid
Colour: undyed
Absorption mechanism: hydrolysis
Absorption time: - Retention of 50% knot tensile strength after 7 days
- Complete mass absorption in 35 to 40 days
Tissue reaction: minimal

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

Indication:
- Situations when 7-10 days of tissue approximation is sufficient
-  Gynaecology (e.g. episiotomies)
- Ophthalmic surgery (e.g. conjunctiva suturing)
-  Oral surgery (e.g. oral mucosa)
-  Skin closure

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

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

Sterilization:
Radiation

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

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