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MONOCRYL® (poliglecaprone 25) Suture

Overview

MONOCRYL Suture is a monofilament synthetic absorbable surgical suture prepared from a copolymer of glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone.172

MONOCRYL Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues, microsurgery or ophthalmic surgery.172

Description & Specs

MONOCRYL Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/ or ligation, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues, microsurgery, or ophthalmic surgery.172

This suture, being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue under stress is required, such as in fascia.172

Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of MONOCRYL 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:
Monofilament Violet / Clear (undyed) 6/0 through 1   Undyed (clear) Dyed (violet) 91-119 days
1 week 50-60% 60-70%
2 week 20-30% 30-40%

View the full portfolio of MONOCRYL Sutures on the Ethicon Product Catalog site

Site References

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

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