Monolac monofilament sutures by Vitrex are a mid-term absorbable and synthetic. They are made of glycolide and ε-Caprolactone. They are excellent for all indications, when a mid-term monofilament is needed.
The material is degraded into adipic acid, which is completely metabolised in the body. The process begins with a loss of tensile strength, followed by a loss of mass at a later stage. During absorption the material elicits only a very slight inflammation.
Similar in quality to Glycolon Absorbable Sutures! Indications:
General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation in all specialties, where an absorbable material is indicated.
Monolac monofilament should not be used in tissues subject to expansion, stretching or distension, or which might require long-term mechanical support.
Absorption method: Hydrolysis
Strength Retention Profile:
SHORT-TERM HEALING (30 days)
1 day - 60%
7 days - 30%
14 days - 30%
Mass Absorption profile: 90 – 120 days
Needle Type: 3/8 Reverse Cutting
Each pack contains 24 sterile ready-to-use sutures with a needle