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ADVAPD Polydioxanone Monofilament Synthetic Long-term Absorbable Surgical Suture

Enduring performance for confidence in extended wound support

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

  • The Phases of Fascia Healing

    Fascia healing consists of 3 consecutive, overlapping phases1

  • Ideal for Fascia Closure :

    • Fascia presents unique clinical challenge such as the risk of dehiscence, since fascia heals slowly2.
    • ADVAPD provides absolute strength retention for up to 6 weeks, enough to support the fascia throughout the critical healing period2
  • 24% more knot pull tensile strength vs. In-house limit ensures excellent support to fascial tissues and minimizes the risk of dehiscence

    OPTIMAL TENSILE STRENGTH
  • Knot pull tensile strength (KgF)2
  • - the confidence to suture with ease

REFERENCES:
1 : Douglas Br. J Sung. 1952; 40:79
2 : ADVAPD IFU - Data on file with AMS
Premium Needles for consistent Superior Performance
  • DURABLE COAT RETAINS SHARPNESS...PASS AFTER PASS
    Maintains needle sharpness over the duration of procedure, resulting into consistent penetration pass after pass thus less potential for tissue trauma.
  • RIBBED BODY FOR SUPERIOR CONTROL
    For superior grasping and stabilityof needle in needle forceps.
  • CHAMFERING MINIMUM SUTURE DETACHMENT
    Diminishes chances for suture fracturing at the swage, by rounding off the sharp edges of the barrel in the swage area of the needle.
  • ELECTROPOLISHING SMOOTH & BRIGHT
    Makes needle surface free from micro asperities, thus creates ultra sharp edges for lesser tissue drag.

Robust manufacturing process & superior primary aluminum packaging

ADVAPDsuture is a synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a copolymer made from the Polyester and Polydioxanone. ADVAPD suture is available in both dyed and undyed form.

ADVAPD suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation, including use in ophthalmic surgery and Paediatric cardiovascular tissue where growth is expected to occur. ADVAPD suture is not indicated in adult cardiovascular tissues, peripheral nerve anastomosis & micro surgery. These sutures are particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable suture and extended wound support (up to six weeks) is desirable.

ADVAPD suture being an absorbable suture, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue under stress is required. The use of this suture is also contraindicated in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to Polydioxanone.

The progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of ADVAPD suture occurs by means of hydrolysis. Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength followed by a loss of mass.

*Mass Absorption: Time in days required for suture to be totally absorbed in the body.

Suture Construction
Suture Color
Tensile Strength Retention (%)
Mass Absorption* (days)
Monofilament
Undyed / Violet
14 Days
85%
Between 180 to 220 Days
21 Days
75%
28 days
65%

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Features
Benefits
Monofilament Construction
Smooth passage through the tissue with minimal tissue drag and minimal trauma
Reduced surface area and lack of interstitial spaces in monofilament
Minimal risk of bacteria to harbour
Acapillarity
Lesser chance of bacterial transmission, lesser chance of infection
Retention strength upto 6 weeks
Enduring support to even slow healing tissue like fascia
Robust manufacturing process & superior primary aluminium packaging
Least moisture content in the suture foil ensures strength & long-term sterility throughout shelf life
Unique dispensing system designed to deliver ease of suture dispensing with minimal memory in the suture strand
FULL PORTFOLIO OF ADVAPD
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