MegasorbTM is a mid-term absorbable braided and coated synthetic suture made of Polyglycolic acid.MegasorbTM degrades by hydrolysis and provides predictable and reliable absorption.MegasorbTM suture is coated with a mixture of Caprolactone and Calcium Stearate.MegasorbTM suture are violet and are also available undyed.

When dyed only FDA approved color additives such as D&C Violet no. 2 are used.

MegasorbTM meets all the requirements established by United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) for synthetic absorbable surgical sutures (except for an occasional slight oversize in some gauges).

Properties

  • Retention of 70 % knot tensile strength after 14 days
  • Retention of 50 % knot tensile strength after 21 days
  • Complete mass absorption in 60 to 90 days

Indications

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gynaecology / Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmic surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urology
  • Skin closure (intracutaneous, subcutaneos)
  • Ligatures

Advantages

  • High tensile strength
  • Excellent knotting ability
  • Smooth passage through tissue
  • Easy handling

Product overview

Structure Multifilament Braided
Colour Violet, Undyed
Coating Polycaprolactone and Calcium Stearate
Chemical composition Polyglycolic Acid
Sizes Violet - USP 8 / 0 (metric 0.4) - USP 2 (metric 5)
Undyed - USP 6 / 0 (metric 0.7) - USP 2 (metric 5)
Type of absorption Hydrolysis
Sterilisation Ethylene oxide