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MONOCRYL® (poliglecaprone 25) Suture
MONOCRYL Suture is a highly pliable monofilament suture that handles and ties easily,
is virtually inert in tissue, and absorbs predictably. High initial tensile strength diminishes over 2 weeks postoperatively.1
Composition and indications
MONOCRYL Suture is a monofilament synthetic absorbable surgical suture comprised of a glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone copolymer. It is indicated for procedures that require high initial tensile strength diminishing over 2 weeks postoperatively, including subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximations and ligations.1*
Get the benefit of Plus Antibacterial Technology in a MONOCRYL Suture
MONOCRYL® Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Sutures handle and perform just like traditional sutures1-3—and are shown in vitro to inhibit bacterial colonization on the suture.4
Get the benefit of barbed technology in a MONOCRYL Plus Suture
STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices can close wounds substantially faster than using an interrupted technique.5 They are available in a combination of sizes, lengths, and needle types, including those appropriate for open, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures, as well as with Plus Antibacterial Technology.
Discover a modern alternative to subcuticular sutures and staples
DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System consists of a liquid topical skin adhesive and a self-adhering mesh that provides temporary skin edge alignment until the adhesive is applied.6 In a clinical study, cosmesis was better with DERMABOND PRINEO System than with conventional suturing in skin closure.7†
*MONOCRYL Suture is not indicated for neural, cardiovascular, ophthalmic, and microsurgical applications.1
†Measured by the Hollander Cosmesis Scale at 2 weeks after surgery and the Vancouver Scar Scale 6 and 12 months after surgery in a prospective, randomized controlled trial (N=60).
1. Ethicon Wound Closure Manual. 2012. Ethicon, Inc.
2. Barbolt TA. Chemistry and safety of triclosan, and its use as an antimicrobial coating on Coated VICRYL* Plus Antibacterial Suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture with triclosan). Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2002;(3 suppl 1):S45-S53.
3. Ford H, Jones P, Gaines B, Reblock K, Simpkins D. Intraoperative handling and wound healing: controlled clinical trial comparing coated VICRYL® Plus antibacterial suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture with triclosan) with coated VICRYL® suture (coated polyglactin 910 suture). Surg. Infect. 2005;6(3):313-321.
4. Ming X, Rothenburger S, Yang D. In vitro antibacterial efficacy of Monocryl Plus Antibacterial Suture (poligelcaprone 25 with triclosan). Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2007;8(2):201-208.
5. DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc.
6. Parvizi D, Friedl H, Schintler MV, et al. Use of 2‐octyl cyanoacrylate together with a self‐adhering mesh (Dermabond™ Prineo™) for skin closure following abdominoplasty: an open, prospective, controlled, randomized, clinical study. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2013;37(3):529‐537.
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