Catgut Chrom (Chromic Catgut)

Absorbable surgical suture

Type Twisted multifilament with a monofilament appearance
Composition Strands of purified collagen taken from the serosal layer of selected bovines, tanned with chrome salts. Origin from BSE−free classified countries.
Coating None
Tissue reaction Moderate 
Absortion By phagocytosis. The rate of absorption is slowed down by chromizing. Complete mass absorption in approximately 90 days. Approximately 50% of tensile strength remain after 14 days. When used in infected tissues or in tissues with increased levels of proteolytic enzymes (stomach, cervix, vagina) it is more quickly absorbed.
Tensile strength Post implantation
14 days
28 days
Approximate % original strength remaining
Suture colour Dark brown 
Range USP 6/0 − 4
Indictations Catgut chrom sutures are intended for use in general soft tissue closing and/or ligation; especially in general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics, urology, ophthalmic surgery.

Non absorbable sutures

Absorbable sutures