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ABSORBABLE SUTURES

Endure RPGA Surgical Sutures

Multifilament, Braided - Rapid Polyglycolid Acid

The Endure Absorbable RPGA Suture is a sterile, braided, synthetic, absorbable surgical suture made entirely of Polyglycolic Acid. Each suture has a Polycaprolactone and Calcium Stearate Coating with a braided multifilament structure.

They are intended for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation in general. They are also commonly utilized in ophthalmology and other surgical procedures.

They are intended for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation in general. They are also commonly utilized in ophthalmology and other surgical procedures.

WeSuture is the brand name of surgical sutures by Endure Industries. Endure RPGA Sutures meet the requirements of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Pharmacopoeia of monograph requirements for absorbable surgical sutures.

INDICATIONS

Being absorbable, polyglycolic acid sutures are not appropriate for procedures requiring extensive tissue approximation (e.g. ophthalmic, cardiovascular, and neurological tissues.). Soft tissue approximation and/or ligation are both appropriate applications for needled absorbable RPGA sutures.

PERFORMANCE

The RPGA suture causes a mild to moderate inflammatory tissue reaction. Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of RPGA occurs by means of hydrolysis, where the copolymer degrades to glycolic and lactic acids, which are then absorbed and metabolized in the body. Absorption begins with a loss of tensile strength, followed by a loss of mass.

In the Biodegradability Study, Absorbable Polyglycolic Acid Suture retained 82% of its original tensile strength after 14 days and 56% of its original tensile strength after 21 days. This result was comparable to or better than that of other suture products. Endure RPGA Suture will be fully absorbed within 120 days of being implanted.

EQUIVALENT BRANDS

Vicryl® sutures by Ethicon, Polysorb™ suture Covidien, Novosyn® suture by B.Braun and Safil® suture by Henry Schein®

STANDARD RPGA SUTURES

Packaging: 12 per box

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION CATALOG# PRICE / BOX BUY
Rapid PGA Sutures 3-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 19mm; 75cm EK36193-75 $28.00 Add To Cart
Rapid PGA Sutures 3-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 26mm; 75cm EK36263-75 $28.00 Out of Stock
Rapid PGA Sutures 4-0, 3/8 PRC | Undyed | 19mm; 75cm EK46193-75 $28.00 Add To Cart
Rapid PGA Sutures 4-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 13mm; 75cm EK46133-75 $28.00 Add To Cart

Structure : Multifilament, braided
Chemical Composition : 100% Polyglycolic Acid
Coating : Polycaprolactone and calcium stearate
Thread Color : Violet
Sizes : EP gauge 0.2-6 (USP sizes 10-0 through 3 or 4)
Knot Tensile Strength Retention : 7 days post implantation 55%
14 days post implantation 20%
21 days post implantation 5%
Mass Absorption : Degradation by hydrolysis within 42 – 63 days
Indication : General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery
Sterilization : Ethylene Oxide

STERILITY
  • RPGA 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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Rapid PGA Sutures 4-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 13mm; 75cm

Rapid PGA Sutures 4-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 13mm; 75cm

$28.00

Rapid PGA Sutures 3-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 19mm; 75cm

Rapid PGA Sutures 3-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 19mm; 75cm

$28.00

Rapid PGA Sutures 3-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 26mm; 75cm
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Rapid PGA Sutures 3-0, 3/8 PRC | Violet | 26mm; 75cm

$28.00

Rapid PGA Sutures 4-0, 3/8 PRC | Undyed | 19mm; 75cm

Rapid PGA Sutures 4-0, 3/8 PRC | Undyed | 19mm; 75cm

$28.00