Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) is a sterile absorbable synthetic, multifilament suture composed of glycolic acid. The yams are braided and coated with a blend of polycaprolate, copolymer of caprolactone and glycolide and Calcium Stearate.
The PGA absorbable Suture is available in violet and undyed from sizes: USP 8/0-USP 4.
1. High initial tensile strength
2. Excellent knotting ability
3. Outstanding holding power through the critical would periode
4. Reliable absorbability
5. Easy to handle
6. Holds knot securely
7. Smooth surface, slides smoothly through the tissue
PGA absorbable Sutures are indicated for use in ge-neral surgery. It is suitable for the coating of soft tissue and for ligation and also for use in ophthalmic procedures but not for use in cardiovascular tissue and neural tissue. Applicable also in gynecology, pediatric surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and also in odontology. The PGA Sutures are absorbable and should not be used where long suture support is necessary.
PGA absorbable Sutures have a high initial tensile strength, which is retained for up to 28 days, 70% of their tensilestrength by the 2nd week and 50% bythe 3rd week. After which absorption byhydrolysis begins, where the polymer degrades to glycolic acid, which is absorbedtotally by the body between 60-90 days.