Glycolon violet sutures 5/0 USP 45cm
The two material components polyglycolic acid and å-caprolactone are copolymerised in a certain ratio to make GLYCOLON®.
Metabolization of the polymer suture within the tissue occurs by the uptake of water, thus reversing the synthesis.
GLYCOLON® loses half of its tensile strength after about 9 days after implantation.
Complete absorption by hydrolysis is completed after about 6 weeks.
Tissue reaction is minimal because of the completely safe intermediary products and the monofilament structure of thread.
GLYCOLON® with its smooth surface provides excellent handling properties and very good passage through tissue.
Tissue traumatization is minimal and there is no undesirable wick effect due to the monofilament structure of GLYCOLON®
GLYCOLON® is supplied undyed for skin sutures or violet (dyed with the physiologically safe dye D+C No. 2).