Needle Description: 36mm, 1/2 Circle Reverse Cutting OS Needle
Coating: IRGACARE MP - Triclosan (Anti bacterial)
Tensile Strength: 75% retention at 14 days, 50% retention at 21 days, 25% retention at 28 days
The coated Vicryl Plus Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/ or ligation, except for ophthalmic, cardiovascular and neurological tissues.
It offers benefits in a range of surgical applications including: ◦ Predictable breaking strength retention (BSR) profile to provide support for 14 to 28 days while tissues heal ◦ Provides protection against colonization of the suture by bacteria commonly associated with SSIs, including Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) ◦
Its multifilament design provides greater pliability than monofilament sutures and unsurpassed knot security ◦ Proprietary suture coating lowers tissue drag compared with standard braided sutures and ensures easy knot sliding and knot positioning ◦ Hydrolytic process elicits only a slight tissue reaction during absorption.