Biocryl sutures are indicated for the approximation and/or ligation of the soft tissues, including the usage in ophthalmic procedures. The safety and effectiveness of Biocryl sutures in cardiovascular and neural tissue has not been defined.
High tensile strength.
Easy handling and easy execution of the node.
Excellent knot tying security.
Excellent sliding through the tissues.
Predictable absorption profile.
Braided and coated absorbable synthetic suture.
Glycolic acid copolymer at 90% and lactic acid at 10% (Polyglactin 910).
Suture tensile strenght
Biocryl sutures, after two weeks post implantation, maintains approximately the 75% of the breaking strength and after three weeks about the 50%. After four weeks, it is about the 30% for USP 4/0 sutures, and less than 25% for USP 2/0.
Happens by hydrolysis and is complete in about 56 - 70 days.