Biolong sutures are indicated for the approximation and/or ligation of the soft tissues, including use in pediatric cardiovascular surgical procedures, microsurgery, ophthalmic and orthopedic surgery. These sutures are particularly useful if you search for an absorbable suture which can offer extended support to the wound (up to six weeks).
High starting tensile strength.
Tensile strength loss perfect for the extended support of the wound.
Easy handling, flexibility and easy execution of the node.
Excellent knot tying security.
Atraumatic passage through the tissues due to the smooth surface.
Optimal sliding through the tissues.
Absorbable synthetic monofilament suture.
Suture tensile strenght
Biolong sutures, after two weeks post implantation, has a breaking resistance equal to the 75% of the initial one, that after four weeks becomes a little less than 70%. In six weeks, the tensile strength results to be between 55% and 60%.
Happens by hydrolysis and is complete in about 180 - 220 days.