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Ethicon Vicryl Plus sutur

Suture description:

-        Braided coated.

-        Synthetic absorbable.

-        For easy handling and secure knot tying.

-        For smooth passage through tissue and easy knot tie down.

-        For minimal tissue reaction.

-        By hydrolysis. Essentially complete in 56 – 70 days.


Tensile strength – Post implantation (Approximate % original strength remaining):

-        14 days – 75%

-        21 days – 50%

-        28 days – 25%


-        Violet or undyed


-        5-0 to 2 (USP).

-        Supplied as needled sutures and ligatures.


-        VICRYL* Plus-sutures are intended for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in microsurgeruy for vessels less than 2 mm in diameter.

-        The safety and effectiveness of VICRYL* Plus sutures in cardiovascular tissue, ophthalmic surgery and neurological tissue have not been established.

Typical areas of use include:

-        Fascia closure – due to the 28-day claim.

-        Subcutaneous fat.

-        Joint capsule.

-        Uterus.

Protection against bacterial colonization:

In vitro studies demonstrate, that VICRYL* Plus suture has a zone of inhibition that is effective against the pathogens that most frequently cause surgical site infection, including staphylococcus aureus, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), staphylococcus epidermidis and methicillin resistant staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE).

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