Polidiossanone or Poli(L-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone).
Type of thread
Long absorbing synthetic monofilament suture.
Violet (D&C Violet # 2 = C.I. 60725) or undyed.
Standard diameters and needles
EP diameters from 0.5 to 5; USP 7/0 to 2; Atraumatic needles in AISI 300 or AISI 400 stainless steel are assembled on the monofilament assufil; they can also be of the “controlled detachment” type to allow the detachment of the needle with a simple movement of the needle holder.
After 28 days ~ 70-75% of the tensile strength, after 42 days ~ 55-60% of the tensile strength.
Complete within 180-210 days of implantation
In general, thoracic, orthopedic surgery and / or whenever a long-absorbing surgical suture is required.