MONOSWIFT® Monofilament Poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) 25 (PGCL) synthetic absorbable suture
Monoswift® is a synthetic absorbable monofilament surgical suture, composed of poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) (PGCL). PGCL synthetic absorbable monofilament sutures are available dyed with FD&C violet #2 or undyed (natural). PGCL synthetic absorbable monofilament suture meets all requirements established by the United States Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.), except for diameter.
• Excellent holding strength
• Smooth tissue passage; excellent handling, exceptional suppleness, and good knot security
• Non-wicking material helps prevent bacterial migration along the suture line
Monoswift® synthetic absorbable monofilament sutures are indicated for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological surgery, microsurgery, or ophthalmic surgery.
These sutures, being absorbable, are not to be used where extended approximation of tissue is required. The use of this suture may be inappropriate in elderly, malnourished, and debilitated patients, or any patients suffering from conditions that may delay wound healing. Not for use in cardiovascular or neurological surgery, microsurgery, or ophthalmic surgery. See Instructions for Use for adverse reactions.
Implantation studies in animals indicate that PGCL suture retains approximately 70% of its origional tensile strength at 7 days post implantation, approximately 40% of its origional tensile strength at 14 days, and approximately 12% at 21 days post implantation.
Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of Monoswift® is essentially complete between 91 and 120 days.
Violet or Undyed
Monoswift® is available in USP sizes 6-0 through 2 (metric sizes 0.7-5). Monoswift® is available with needles in one dozen boxes. Three dozen suture boxes available on customer request.