Wound Closure

Coated VICRYL® Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture

There are many factors that can contribute to surgical site infections

Antibacterial sutures can address one of them

The Coated VICRYL® Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture label has changed to reflect the growing body of evidence

Prospectively planned meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials were performed on the use of suture containing triclosan to lower surgical site infection rates. Examples of such meta-analyses are referenced below244,245

The petri dish image is for illustrative purposes only, zone of inhibition testing results can vary.

After incubation at 37ºC for 24 hours, bacterial colonies (dark red) are visible in all areas of a petri dish except for the "zone of inhibition" around a Plus Antibacterial Suture137,138,146

Coated VICRYL Plus Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/ or ligation, except for ophthalmic, cardiovascular and neurological tissues.

Coated VICRYL Plus Sutures provide multiple benefits

  • Predictable breaking strength retention (BSR) profile to provide support for 14 to 28 days while tissues heal
  • Shown in vitro to inhibit bacterial colonization of the suture
  • Proprietary suture coating and polymer properties minimize drag force and elicit only a slight tissue reaction during absorption
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