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Sutures, Synthetic, Absorbable, Polyglyconate

Definition : Synthetic sutures made of polyglyconate, an absorbable (i.e., biodegradable) polymer. These sutures are typically available in sterile monofilament uncoated thread sections (e.g., 18, 30 inches/45, 76 cm long) attached to a single-use needle as an integral device; they are frequently colored for easy identification during surgery. Polyglyconate absorbable synthetic sutures keep their tensile strength for two to several weeks, and complete absorption occurs in six to seven months; their intended use includes general soft-tissue approximation (even in the presence of infection) and vessel ligation.

Entry Terms : "Polyglyconate Sutures" , "Sutures, Polyglyconate" , "Sutures, Monofilament" , "Monofilament Sutures"

UMDC code : 17246

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