Luxcryl PGA (Polyglycolic acid)

Synthetic absorbable surgical suture Polyglycolic Acid Braided

Type Braided and coated multifilament
Composition Polyglycolic acid
Coating Polycaprolactone and calcium stearate (1%)
Tissue reaction Minimal
Absortion The hydrolytic action by which the material is broken down results in total absorption in approximately 60 to 90 days. Approximately 50% of tensile strength remain after 21 days.
Tensile strength Post implantation
14 days
21 days
28 days
Approximate % original strength remaining
Suture colour Violet, beige − undyed           
Range USP 10/0 - 2
Indications Luxcryl PGA sutures are intended for use in general soft tissue closing and/or ligation; especially in general surgery, skin closure, gastrointestinal surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics, plastic surgery, urology, ophthalmic surgery, orthopaedics.

Non absorbable sutures

Absorbable sutures