POLYSORB™ sutures are composed of LACTOMER™ glycolide/lactide copolymer which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids). POLYSORB™ sutures are prepared by coating the suture with a mixture of a caprolactone/glycolide copolymer and calcium stearoyl lactylate. POLYSORB™ sutures are colored violet to increase visibility and are also available undyed.
POLYSORB™ sutures meet all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the European Pharmacopeia (EP) except for minor variations in suture diameter.
Such variations are:
|U.S.P. Size||U.S.P. Size Designation (mm)||Maximum Overage (mm)|
A braided suture with applications in all surgical specialties where a strong absorbable suture is used.
|Tight Braid Construction||Less Trauma to the Tissue|
|Excellent knot security||Secure wound closure|
|Excellent strength out of package||Maximum Wound Support|