Coated VICRYL® Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture

Coated VICRYL Plus Sutures offer benefits in a range of surgical applications, including smooth tissue passage, exceptional handling, and knot security.1


Features & Benefits

  • Coated VICRYL® Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture Card 1

    Excellent Handling and Performance.2,3

    Smooth passage with minimal tissue drag. Predictable strength for superior support* and handling for excellent control.

  • Coated VICRYL® Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture Card 2


    Shown in vitro to inhibit bacterial colonization of the suture.5 Provides protection against colonization of the suture by bacteria commonly associated with SSIs, including, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE).5


Supporting Documentation

Product Support

Plus Antibacterial Sutures Portfolio Overview

Clinical Evidence

Plus Sutures Evidence Summary

Plus Sutures de Jonge Meta-Analysis Overview


*Versus competing sutures.

1. Coated VICRYL Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Sutures Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc. 

2. Ethicon Wound Closure Manual. 2007.

3. VICRYL Plus Suture Product Insert.

4. Cobb WS, Burns JM, Peindl RD, Carbonell AM, Matthews BD, Kercher KW, Heniford BT. Textile Analysis of Heavy Weight, Mid-Weight and Light Weight Polypropylene Mesh in a Porcine Ventral Hernia Model. J Surg Res. 2006;136(1):1-7.

5. Rothenburger S, Spangler D, Bhende S, Burkley D. In vitro antimicrobial evaluation of coated Vicryl Plus Antibacterial Suture (coated polyglactin 910 with triclosan) using zone of inhibition assays. Surg Infect. 2002;3(suppl):S79-S87.

For complete indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse reactions, please reference full package insert.