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Poly (glycolic acid (90%)-co-lactic acid (10%)) Rapid
ALCALACTINE® RAPID sutures are synthetic absorbable sterile surgical sutures which are composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactic acid. The braid structure of the suture is coated. Coated suture is prepared by Calcium Stearate and Polyglycolic Acid (30%), – Lactic Acid (70%) mixture.
ALCALACTINE® RAPID sutures when implanted into a living organism, it is absorbed by that organism and cause no undue tissue irritation. ALCALACTINE® RAPID sutures have been found to be non-antigenic, non- pyrogenic and elicit only a mild tissue reaction during absorption.
ALCALACTINE® RAPID sutures meet all requirements for synthetic absorbable surgical sutures specified at the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) except for diameters which are slightly oversized in some sizes.
ALCALACTINE® RAPID sutures are available as sterile, braided and undyed (natural) strands in sizes USP 6/0 through USP 2 (metric sizes 0.7 – 5), in a variety of lengths, with or without various needles.
Products are presented in suture boxes with 12 pieces, 24 pieces, 36 pieces.
Absorbable, multifilament, coated, violet
Absorbable, multifilament, coated, undyed (beige)
90% glycolide and 10% L-lactic acid synthetic, absorbable, braided surgical suture
Calcium Stearate and Poly(glycolic Acid (30%) – lactic acid (70%)
~ 10-14 days
~ 40-45 days
6/0 – 2
In aluminum foil packages with needle or without needle
5th day 50% ~ 14th day ~ 0% wound support
- Superficial Soft Tissue Approximation
- Pediatric Surgery
- Ophthalmic Surgery
HIGH INITIAL TENSILE STRENGTH
Excellent wound support
ABSORPTION BY PROGRESSIVE HYDROLYSIS
Predictable absorption rate
Minimum wound trauma Minimum capillarity Ease of knot tying and adjustability
Minimum suture memory High usage characteristic Flexibility Excellent tensile strength Excellent knot safety