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ADVAPD

Monofilament Synthetic Long-term Absorbable Suture

ADVAPD

ADVAPD Suture is synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a copolymer made from polyester and Polydioxanone.

The advanced extrusion process of the molecule of Polydioxanone gives ADVAPD:

  • Excellent in-vivo strength retention

  • Excellent knot security

  • Excellent pliability & handling

ADVAPD Suture is indicated for use in soft tissue approximation, including use in pediatric cardiovascular tissue where growth is expected to occur and ophthalmic surgery. PDS II Suture is not indicated in adult cardiovascular surgery, microsurgery and neural tissue.

ADVAPD Suture is particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable suture and extended wound support (up to six weeks) is desirable.

ADVAPD Suture, being absorbable, is not to be used where prolonged (beyond six weeks) approximation of tissues under stress is required and is not to be used in conjunction with prosthetic devices (i.e. heart valves or synthetic grafts). Suture absorption 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
Monofilament
Violet
2 Weeks
70%
Between 180 Days
4 Weeks
50%
6 Weeks
35%

WEEK6 WEEK4 WEEK2 WEEK1

Features
Benefits
Six weeks tensile strength
Enduring support to slow healing tissues like fascia
ADVATRAY dispensing system
Ease of suture dispensing & minimal suture memory
Monofilament construction
Smooth passage through the tissue with no addition tissue drag & trauma
Acapillarity
Minimal risk of bacterial spreading
FULL PORTFOLIO OF ADVAPD
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