Polyglycolic Acid (PGA)–Synthetic Absorbable suture

Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) Sutures  

Polyglycolic Acid (PGA)–Synthetic Absorbable suture

Product Synthetic Absorbable Suture

Material Polyglycolic Acid
Construction Stranded Tight Braid
Absorption: By single resolving of water
Specification: USP5/0-1#
Sterilization: Sterilized by Gamma Radiation

Polypropylene suture is a synthetic monofilament plastic thread used for wound closure in many surgical procedures. The material used to make the suture is resistant to bacterial colonization. Its smooth surface texture helps prevent tissue damage when stitching the wound. The suture has a very high tensile strength to prevent it from rupturing after being used for wound closure.

Several medical procedures use polypropylene sutures. Plastic surgeons use them during breast augmentation and reduction procedures. They can be used in cardiovascular surgery and plastic surgery, and they are also gentle enough to be used in ophthalmic surgery without damaging the fragile tissues of the eye. These sutures can also be used on previously infected and potentially contaminated wounds.

Polypropylene sutures consist of thermoplastics that are inert when in contact with alkalis, acids or solvents. Polypropylene may begin to degrade after exposure to ultraviolet (UV). The sutures should be stored in a cool place to extend the shelf life of the product.

This synthetic suture material is painted blue to make it easier to observe the tissue during surgery. The unique polypropylene material used in these sutures has anti-inflammatory properties and helps eliminate tissue rupture. After the polypropylene suture is implanted in the body, the suture will swell up to 30%.

If the suture is tightened after placement, it can prevent the sutured tissue from being strangled. The extra positive blood flow may help speed up the healing time. These stitches are not absorbable and may require an office inspection to remove the stitches after the wound has healed.

If the suture remains in the body, it will eventually be wrapped in surrounding tissue. If the suture has no residual tissue irritation left in the body, the surgeon may decide that it does not need to be removed.