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Ethicon Vicryl Rapid sutur

Suture description:

-        Braided coated.

-        Synthetic absorbable.

-        For easy handling and secure knot tying.

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

-        For minimal tissue reaction.

-        By hydrolysis. Essentially complete in 42 days.

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

-        5 days (50%)

-        10 – 14 days (0%)

-        VICRYL* Rapide suture typically falls off 7-10 days postoperative or can be wiped off subsequently with gauze. Normally the removal of the suture is not required.


-        Undyed or violet


-        8-0 to 1 (USP).

-        Supplied as needled sutures and ligatures


-        VICRYL* Rapideis intended for use in soft tissue approximation where only short term wound support is required and where the rapid absorption of the suture would be benefical.

Typical areas of use include:

-        Skin closure, cuticular or subcuticlar.

-        Spisiotomies.

-        Closure of oral musoca.

-        Conjunctival sutures in ophthalmic surgery.

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