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

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 kill bacteria and 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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