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ADVACRYL

Braided Synthetic Absorbable Suture

ADVACRYL

ADVACRYL Suture is synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% Glycolide and 10% L-lactide. Braided ADVACRYL Suture is coated with a mixture composed of Poly (Glycolide-co-lactide) (Glacomer 37) and calcium stearate. The suture is colored violet to increase visibility and is also available undyed.

The advanced extrusion process of copolymer, the exclusive braiding process and coating system, give ADVACRYL:

  • Excellent strength over the critical wound healing period

  • Tighter braided construction

  • Excellent handling

  • Excellent knot security

ADVACRYL Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular and neurological tissues.

ADVACRYL Suture being absorbable, should not be used where permanent support of tissue is required.

Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of ADVACRYL Suture occurs by means of hydrolysis. Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength followed by a loss of mass.

Suture Construction
Suture Color
% Tensile Strength Retention
Absorption Complete By
Braided
Violet / Undyed
2 Weeks
75%
56-70 Days
3 Weeks
50%

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ADVACRYL Sutures meet all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) except for minor variations in the suture diameter.

Features
Benefits
Tight braided construction
Less trauma to the tissue
Excellent knot security
Secure wound closure
ADVATRAY
Ease of suture dispensing & minimal memory in the suture strand
Advanced heat tipping
Maximum security at the swage point, for minimal suture detachment
Durable silicon coating
Significantly enhanced initial and multi-pass penetration
Ribbed bodied needles
Better grasping & superior needle control
FULL PORTFOLIO OF ADVACRYL
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