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CATGUT plain (Absorbable)

CATGUT plain

Material: twisted purified collagen
Absorption mechanism: enzymatic degradation
Absorption time: - Retention of 50% knot tensile strength after 14 days
- Complete mass absorption in 60-90 days
Tissue reaction: moderate

Properties:
- High knot tensile strength
- Easy to knot
- Very flexible
- Smooth passage through tissue

Indication:
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gynecology
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Oral surgery

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

Particular  feature:
Enzymatic degradation can be faster in case of active inflammation or in organs with high concentrations of enzymes (stomach, duodenum, cervix of the uterus).

Sterilization:
Radiation

Available Sizes:
USP 5/0-4 (EP 1,5-8)

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