Megasorb PlusTM is a mid-term absorbable braided and coated (Antibacterial with Chlorhexidene) synthetic suture made of Polyglycolic acid. Megasorb PlusTM degrades by hydrolysis and provides a predictable and reliable absorption.

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

Megasorb PlusTM 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.
  • Complete mass absorption in 60 to 90 days

Indications

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

Advantages

  • Smooth knot run-down
  • Gentle knot repositioning
  • High knot holding capacity
  • Minimized inflammatory reaction

Product overview

Structure Multifilament, Braided
Colour Violet
Chemical composition Polyglycolic acid
Coating Polycaprolactone + calcium stearate + Antibacterial agent Chlorhexidine
Sizes USP 8 / 0 (metric 0.4) - USP 2 (metric 5)
Type of absorption Hydrolysis
Sterilisation Ethylene oxide