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Luxcryl PGA (Polyglycolic acid)

Luxcryl PGA (Polyglycolic acid)

Luxcryl PGA (Polyglycolic acid)

Synthetic absorbable surgical suture Polyglycolic Acid Braided

Type Braided and coated multifilament
Composition Polyglycolic acid
Coating Polycaprolactone and calcium stearate (1%)
Tissue reaction Minimal
Absortion The hydrolytic action by which the material is broken down results in total absorption in approximately 60 to 90 days. Approximately 50% of tensile strength remain after 21 days.
Tensile strength Post implantation
14 days
21 days
28 days
Approximate % original strength remaining
70%
50%
20%
Suture colour Violet, beige − undyed           
Range USP 10/0 - 2
Indications Luxcryl PGA sutures are intended for use in general soft tissue closing and/or ligation; especially in general surgery, skin closure, gastrointestinal surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics, plastic surgery, urology, ophthalmic surgery, orthopaedics.