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AssuCryl
PGA Synthetic absorbable

Material type

Polyglycolic acid (PGA)

Structure

Braided, coated

Coating material

Polycaprolactone & Calcium stearate

USP size & colour

8-0 to -2- violet ; 6-0 to -2- undyed

Absorption profile

60-90 days

Breaking strength retention

65% at 2 weeks ; 40% at 3 weeks

Characteristics

Excellent handling & knot security,
very low capillarity, high initial tensile strength

Shelf life

5 years

Packaging

1 dozen or 3 dozen boxes