Endure RPGLA Surgical Sutures
Braided Multifilament - Rapid Poly (glycolide-co-lactide)
The Endure Absorbable RPGLA (Rapid Polyglycolide-co-Iactide) Suture is a sterile, synthetic suture composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-Iactide. The empirical formula of the copolymer is (C2H2O2)m(C3H4O2)n. It is developed with a Poly (glycolide-co-lactide (30/70) and a Calcium Stearate coating. PGLA sutures are great for a wide range of wound care applications, including ophthalmic (e.g. conjunctiva) procedures, whereas Rapid-PGLA sutures are excellent for general soft tissue approximation where only short-term wound support is required.
Wesuture is the brand name of surgical sutures by Endure Industries.Our RPGLA Sutures meet the requirements of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) monograph requirements for absorbable surgical sutures.
RPGLA Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular or neural tissue.
The RPGLA suture (Polyglycolide-co-Iactide) elicits a minimal initial inflammatory reaction in tissues and ingrowth of fibrous connective tissue. Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of Endure RPGLA (Polyglycolide-co-Iactide) occurs by means of hydrolysis, where the copolymer degrades to glycolic and lactic acids which are subsequently absorbed and metabolized in the body. Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength followed by a loss of mass.
ENDURE RAPID PGLA SUTURES - UNDYED
Packaging: 12 per box
|PRODUCT DESCRIPTION||CATALOG#||PRICE / BOX||BUY|
|Straight Needle, 4-0 | 13mm; 45cm||EJ43130-45||$ 28.00||Sold Out|
|Chemical Composition||:||90% Glycolide and 10 % L-Lactide|
|Coating||:||Poly (glycolide-co-lactide) (30/70) and Calcium Stearate|
|Thread Color||:||Violet or Undyed|
|Sizes||:||EP gauge 0.4-6 (USP sizes 8-0 through 3 or 4|
|Knot Tensile Strength Retention||:||14 days post-implantation 75%
21 days post-implantation 40%
28 days post-implantation 20%
|Mass Absorption||:||Degradation by hydrolysis within 56 - 70 days|
|Indication||:||General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery|
- Endure RPGLA sutures are sterilized by Ethylene Oxide
- Do not re-sterilize!
- Do not use if package is opened or damaged!
- Discard opened, unused sutures!
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