Fast Absorbing Plain Gut Sutures

Fast Absorbing Plain Gut Sutures contain a strand of collagenous material prepared from the submucosal layers of the small intestine of healthy sheep, or from the serosal layers of the small intestine of healthy cattlle.

These sutures have been designed to absorb at a rapid rate and must be used on dermal tissue only. These sutures should never be used on internal tissue. They should be utilized only for external knot tying procedures. Being absorbable they should not be used where prolonged approximation of tissue under stress is required.

When fast-absorbing surgical gut suture is placed in tissue, a moderate tissue inflammation occurs, which is characteristic of foreign body response to a substance. This is followed by loss of tensile strength and a loss of suture mass, as the proteolytic enzymatic digestive process dissolves the surgical gut. This process continues until the suture is completely absorbed.

Pack Size: PC-686G (Box 12)