Absorbable Surgical Suture (PGA)

  • Product Brand: FOSHION
  • Product Category: Surgical Instruments

PGA is a sterile, absorbable, synthetic, multifilament surgical suture, composed of polyglycolic acidC2H2O2n. The coating material is polycaprolactone and calcium stearate.

Product Details

The suture is indicated for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation but not for use incardiovascular tissue and neurological tissue. The suture meets all the requirements of United States Pharmacopoeia(USP) and European
Pharmacopoeia(EP)for absorbable surgical suture.

Advantages

  • The suture has a high initial tensile strength. 70% of the original tensile strength is retained upto two weeks after surgery, 50% of the original tensile strength is retained at the end of three weeks post implantation.
  • In general, the suture is completely absorbed after about 60-90 days and the absorption of different tissues are slightly different.

Parameters

Suture size
(EP)
Thread
size(USP)
Thread
length(CM)
Needle size Needle length(MM) Arc size
0.50.7
11.523
3.5456
7
8-0
7-0 6-0 5-0
4-0 3-0 2-0
0 1 2 3 4
5
20304560
707590100
120150
Round needle or “●”
Regular triangle or “▲”
Inverted triangle or “▼”
tapercut or “tapercut▲”
Spade-shaped or “
6810111213
1516171819
2022242526
2830313536
3738394044
4548505355
6065707580
859095100
1/2 circle
3/8 circle
1/4 circle
5/8 circle
L needle
Straight
needle

 

Q&A

The valid period for the suture is five years when stored under specified and qualified conditions.

It is recommended to store in 5℃~25℃ and relative humidity less than 80%; Kept away from direct sunlight or heat source and keep dry.

Yes, the suture can also be customized according to the demand of surgery.