Luxcryl PGA Rapid

Synthetic absorbable surgical suture Polyglycolic acid

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 42 days. Approximately 50% of tensile strength remain after 7 days.
Tensile strength Post implantation
7 days
Approximate % original strength remaining
Suture colour Beige - undyed, violet
Range USP 6/0 − 2
Indications Luxcryl PGA Rapid sutures are intended for use in superficial soft tissue
closing of skin and mucosa only; especially in plastic surgery, obstetrics
(episiotomy repair), gynaecology, urology (circumcision), ophthalmic surgery (conjunctiva), pediatric surgery.

Non absorbable sutures

Absorbable sutures