Megasorb RapidTM is a short-term absorbable braided and coated synthetic suture, made of low molecular weight Polyglycolic acid. Megasorb RapidTM degrades by hydrolysis and provides predictable and reliable absorption.

Properties

  • Retention of 50 % knot tensile strength after 7 days
  • Complete mass absorption in around 42 days

Indications

  • Episiotomy repair
  • Circumcision
  • Skin closure
  • Closure of oral mucosa
  • Ophthalmic surgery for conjunctiva suturing

Advantages

  • High initial tensile strength
  • Predictable and constant degradation rate
  • Good knot security
  • Excellent handling properties
  • Quick mass absorption

Product overview

Structure Multifilament, braided
Colour Undyed
Chemical composition Polyglycolic Acid
Sizes USP 6 / 0 (metric 0.3) - USP 2 (metric 5)
Type of absorption Hydrolysis
Sterilisation Gamma radiation