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

MONOCRYL suture
Ethicon offers MONOCRYL Suture for many types of soft tissue approximation

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*

Ethicon offers MONOCRYL Plus Antibacterial suture with the same handling as MONOCRYL suture

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

Ethicon also offers barbed suture - STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices

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.

Ethicon also offers DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure system for optimized healing and patient satisfaction

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.In a clinical study, cosmesis was better with DERMABOND PRINEO System than with conventional suturing in skin closure.7†

Supporting Documentation

Product Support

ETHICON Wound Closure Catalog

Product Specifications

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D10051 D10051 4-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X36" PS-4C 

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D7611 D7611 2-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X36" UR-6 DOUBLE ARMED 

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D7656 D7656 2-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X27" PS-1 

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D8291 D8291 3-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X36" CT-3 

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D8477 D8477 2-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 4X36" TIE 

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D8539 D8539 4-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X18" P-2 

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D8550 D8550 2-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X27" SH,UR-6 DOUBLE ARMED 

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D8592 D8592 2-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X27" UR-6 DOUBLE ARMED 

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D8633 D8633 4-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X18" PC-16 

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D8655 D8655 4-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X18" SC-1 DOUBLE ARMED 

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D8678 D8678 1 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X27" MO-5 

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D8694 D8694 2-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X36" SH DOUBLE ARMED 

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D8721 D8721 3-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X27" MH 

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D8726 D8726 5-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X27" TF-5 

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D8752 D8752 2-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X27" UR-5 DOUBLE ARMED 

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D8762 D8762 5-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X18" P-2 

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D8786 D8786 2-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X27" PS-2 

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D8797 D8797 4-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X36" PS-1 

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D8815 D8815 1 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X36" CTXB 

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D8839 D8839 4-0 MONOCRYL UNDYED 1X18" PS-4 

References

*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.