Fast and Flexible
Knotting Ability and Flexibility of Vicryl
A monofilament suture for smooth passage through the tissues and reduced potential for undesirable wicking.
The suture has a very smooth surface, which allows long suture techniques with minimal tissue traumatisation and excellent passage through the tissue. Unusually safe and reliable knot security, combined with a high tensile strength, surprises in many ways to give confidence. The monofilament suture structure reduces capillary action to a minimum.
GLYCOLON is a polymer made of polyglycolic acid and caprolactone. Metabolised to CO2 and H2O by the absorption of water in the tissue, absorption time (50% loss of tensile strength) is approximately 7-9 days, ideal for dentistry.
The uptake of water from the body results in the tissue friendly degradation of the suture material by polymer hydrolysis.