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Wound Closure

Coated VICRYL® (polyglactin 910) Suture

Coated VICRYL® (polyglactin 910) Suture

Overview
Coated VICRYL Box

Coated VICRYL Suture is a synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide.172

Coated VICRYL Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular and neurological tissues.172

Description & Specs
Coated VICRYL Box

Coated VICRYL Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues.172

This suture, being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue is required.172

Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of Coated VICRYL Suture occurs by means of hydrolysis. Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength followed by a loss of mass.172

Suture Construction Suture Color Available Sizes Suture BSR* Profile Absorption complete by:
Braided Violet / White (undyed) 8/0 through 3 2 weeks 75% 56-70 days
3 weeks 50%
4 weeks 25%
Monofilament Violet 10/0, 9/0 2 weeks 75% 56-70 days
3 weeks 40%

View the full portfolio of Coated VICRYL Sutures on the Ethicon Product Catalog site

Site References

  • * BSR=breaking strength retention (tensile strength of suture in vivo)