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Closure options you can depend on. Solutions for your clinical needs.

Absorbable sutures from Covidien provide strength retention and absorption profiles to meet your surgical specialty and tissue healing requirements.

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Absorbable Suture Highlights

Velosorb™ Fast Suture Animation

See Velosorb™ Fast suture in Action

Discover how the Velosorb™ Fast braided absorbable suture is there when you need it, gone when you don't.

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Polysorb™ Braided, Synthetic Absorbable Suture Brochure

Learn More About Polysorb™ Sutures

The Polysorb™ suture offers strength and security when it’s needed most.

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Caprosyn™ Absorbable Suture Fact Sheet

Why Use Caprosyn™ Sutures?

Find out how quick absorption with Caprosyn™ sutures can lessen wound complications.

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Velosorb™ Fast Braided Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Velosorb™ Fast sutures are composed of absorbable synthetic polyester comprised of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids).

This braided absorbable suture offers:

  • Pliable handling and easy knot tying during closing
  • Strong wound approximation during the critical wound healing period
  • Fast absorption
  • Minimal tissue drag

Velosorb™ Fast sutures are indicated for use in soft tissue approximation of the skin and mucosa, when only 7-10 days of wound support is required. Application for episiotomy repair, where fast absorption is preferred, may be beneficial for patient comfort and dyspareunia. However, it is not indicated for use in ligation, opthalmic, cardiovascular or neurological procedures.

 

Caprosyn™ Monofilament Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Caprosyn™ synthetic absorbable suture’s quick absorption (56 days), durable polymer material and monofilament construction provide smooth passage through tissue, better approximation or ligation, and minimized potentiation of infection. Patients can experience less discomfort during healing, less wound complications and a faster recovery.

The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of Polygytone™ 6211 gives the suture:

  • Strong and secure wound approximation during the critical wound healing period
  • Predictable absorption profile
  • Excellent handling
  • Excellent knot security

Caprosyn™ sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological surgery, microsurgery, or ophthalmic surgery.

Polysorb™ Braided Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Polysorb™ sutures are composed of Lactomer™ glycolide/lactide copolymer, which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids). They are prepared by coating the suture with a mixture of a caprolactone/glycolide copolymer and calcium stearoyl lactylate. The sutures are colored violet to increase visibility and are also available undyed.

The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of Lactomer™ 9-1, the exclusive braiding process and coating system, give the suture:

  • Excellent strength over the critical wound healing period
  • Excellent knot security
  • Excellent handling
  • Predictable absorption profile

Polysorb™ sutures are indicated for use in soft tissue approximation or ligation and ophthalmic surgery, but not in cardiovascular or neural tissue.

 

Biosyn™ Monofilament Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Biosyn™ synthetic absorbable sutures are prepared from Gylcomer™ 631, a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide (60%), dioxanone (14%), and trimethylene carbonate (26%). These sutures are colored violet to increase visibility and are also available undyed.

The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of Gylcomer™ 631 gives the suture:

  • Excellent initial strength
  • Excellent in-vivo strength over the critical wound healing period
  • Excellent knot security
  • Minimal memory for handling ease

Biosyn™ sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation including use in ophthalmic surgery, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological surgery.

 

Maxon™ Monofilament Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Maxon™ synthetic absorbable sutures are prepared from polyglyconate, a copolymer of glycolic acid and trimethylene carbonate.

The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of polyglyconate gives the suture:

  • Excellent in-vivo strength retention
  • Excellent knot tying security
  • Excellent handling
  • Minimal memory

Maxon™ synthetic absorbable sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in pediatric cardiovascular tissue, where growth is expected to occur, and in peripheral vascular surgery. They are not indicated for use in adult cardiovascular tissue, ophthalmic surgery, microsurgery and neural tissues.

 

Maxon™ CV Monofilament Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Maxon™ CV synthetic absorbable sutures are prepared from polyglyconate, a copolymer of glycolic acid and trimethylene carbonate.

The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of polyglyconate gives the suture:

  • Excellent in-vivo strength retention
  • Excellent knot tying security
  • Excellent handling
  • Minimal memory

Maxon™ CV synthetic absorbable sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in pediatric cardiovascular tissue, where growth is expected to occur, and in peripheral vascular surgery. They are not indicated for use in adult cardiovascular tissue, ophthalmic surgery, microsurgery and neural tissues.

 

Chromic Gut Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Chromic gut absorbable sterile surgical sutures are composed of purified connective tissue (mostly collagen) derived from the serosal layer of beef (bovine) intestines. They are packaged in a solution of 89% isopropanol, 10% water and 1% triethanolmaine. Chromic gut sutures are treated with chromic salt solution.

The manufacture of catgut raw material, consisting of long ribbons of highly selected serosal tissue, ensures:

  • Purity of collagen for optimal tensile strength and in-vivo performance
  • Uniform treatment with a buffered chromium salt solution, resulting in a chromic strand with a more predictable strength and uniform in-vivo absorption
  • Surface smoothness to facilitate knot run-down and knot strength, due to electronic polishing of each strand.

Chromic gut sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery, but not in cardiovascular or neurological surgery.

 

Mild Chromic Gut Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Mild chromic gut absorbable sterile surgical sutures are composed of purified connective tissue (mostly collagen) derived from the serosal layer of beef (bovine) intestines. They are packaged in a solution of 89% isopropanol, 10% water and 1% triethanolmaine. Mild chromic sutures are specially treated for ophthalmic and cuticular applications.

The manufacture of catgut raw material, consisting of long ribbons of highly selected serosal tissue, ensures:

  • Purity of collagen for optimal tensile strength and in-vivo performance
  • Uniform treatment with a buffered chromium salt solution, resulting in a chromic strand with a more predictable strength and uniform in-vivo absorption
  • Surface smoothness to facilitate knot run-down and knot strength, due to electronic polishing of each strand.

Mild chromic gut sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery, but not in cardiovascular or neurological surgery.

 

Plain Gut Absorbable Sutures

Long Description:

Plain gut absorbable sterile surgical sutures are composed of purified connective tissue (mostly collagen) derived from the serosal layer of beef (bovine) intestines. They are packaged in a solution of 89% isopropanol, 10% water and 1% triethanolmaine.

The manufacture of catgut raw material, consisting of long ribbons of highly selected serosal tissue, ensures:

  • Purity of collagen for optimal tensile strength and in-vivo performance
  • Surface smoothness to facilitate knot run-down and knot strength, due to electronic polishing of each strand

Plain gut sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery, but not in cardiovascular or neurological surgery.

 

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