||Twisted multifilament with a monofilament appearance
||Strands of purified collagen taken from the serosal layer of selected bovines, tanned with chrome salts. Origin from BSE−free classified countries.
||By phagocytosis. The rate of absorption is slowed down by chromizing. Complete mass absorption in approximately 90 days. Approximately 50% of tensile strength remain after 14 days. When used in infected tissues or in tissues with increased levels of proteolytic enzymes (stomach, cervix, vagina) it is more quickly absorbed.
|Approximate % original strength remaining
||USP 6/0 − 4
||Catgut chrom sutures are intended for use in general soft tissue closing and/or ligation; especially in general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics, urology, ophthalmic surgery.