This synthetic absorbable monofilament has excellent pliability and handling characteristics. At 7 days it retains 64 - 76% tensile strength, 40% at 14 days and is essentially absorbed at 90 days. These characteristics make it very popular for subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximation. Available in undyed/clear or violet.
In vivo strength retention:
64 - 76% at 7 days
40% at 14 days
Essentially complete by 90 days