Vicryl

Vicryl
Vicryl Coated Sutures are a synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide. Vicryl Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular and neurological tissues. This suture, being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue is required. Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of Vicryl Coated Sutures occurs by means of hydrolysis. Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength followed by a loss of mass.