Luxcryl PDO (Polydioxanone)

Synthetic absorbable surgical suture Polydioxanone Monofilament

Type Monofilament
Composition Polydioxanone, a polymer made from polyester poly (p−dioxanone)
Coating None
Tissue reaction Minimal
Absortion The hydrolytic action by which the material is broken down results in total absorption in approximately 180 to 210 days. Approximately 50% of tensile strength remain after 42 days.
Tensile strength Post implantation
28 days
42 days
56 days
Approximate % original strength remaining
Suture colour Violet
Range USP 6/0 − 2
Indications Luxcryl PDO sutures are intended for use in general soft tissue closing; especially in general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, ophthalmic surgery, orthopaedics, abdominal wall closure, gynaecology, plastic surgery, urology.

Non absorbable sutures

Absorbable sutures