Detailed Product Description
PETCRYL - Polyglycolic Acid Sutures
Petcryl is made from 100%Glycolide popularly known as PGA.This is an ideal and time tested synthetic absorbable suture, widely used by surgeons all over theworld. PGA's superior features over catgut are predictable absorption, outstanding tensile strength, in-vivo inertness and excellent handling properties.
1) Petcryl tensile strength surpass even the standards set by U.S.Pharmacopoeia and substantially higher than catgut as shown below:
|AVERAGE TENSILE STRENGTH IN KGS.|
|SUTURE SIZE IN USP||CATGUT||PETCRYL||INCREASE|
2) Petcryl retains its original tensile strength until the wound has achieved adequate stability. A comparison of "development of woundstrength" visa-vis in vivo tensile strength of Petcryl establishes safety margin available during critical wound healing period. Petcryl retains its tensile strength of 75% on 14th day of implantation which makes it an ideal synthetic absorbable suture.
3) Petcryl is coated with non-toxic and bio-compatiable material called Polycaprolactone Calcium Stearate which facilitate smooth passage through tissues and firm knotting.
4) Petcryl is absorbed in the body by a simple hydrolytic mechanism which is predictable and reliable.
Material: Coated Polyglycolic Acid. Available in U.S. FDA approved Violet colour.
Tissue Reaction: Minimal tissue reaction.
Applications: General Closure, Opthalmic, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology & Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery.
Choice: Needled & Pre-cut sterile sutures conforming to USP standards.