VICRYL RAPIDE™ (polyglactin 910) Suture 

VICRYL RAPIDE Suture is the fastest-absorbing Ethicon synthetic suture and is ideal for use in superficial soft tissue approximation of the skin and mucosa, where only short-term wound support is required.1 

VICRYL RAPIDE™ (polyglactin 910) Suture 

Quality and innovation from the leader in wound closure

Ethicon offers a fast absorbing suture for superficial soft tissue approximation

Composition and indications

VICRYL RAPIDE Suture, composed of 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide copolymer, is a synthetic absorbable suture intended to model the performance of collagen (surgical gut) suture with less tissue reaction. It is indicated for use only in superficial soft tissue approximation of the skin and mucosa, with wound support of 7-10 days.1

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

For longer tissue support and antibacterial activity, try VICRYL® Plus

Coated VICRYL® Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Sutures offer smooth tissue passage, exceptional handling, knot security, 2-4 weeks of tissue support, and are shown in vitro to inhibit colonization of the suture—a known risk factor for surgical site infection (SSI).1-3

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.4 In a clinical study, cosmesis was better with DERMABOND PRINEO System than with conventional suturing in skin closure.5*  

Supporting Documentation

Product Support

Wound Closure Product Catalog

Product Specifications

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VR1695 VR1695 0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X36" CTX 

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VR214 VR214 4-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X27" RB-1 

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VR2218 VR2218 0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X36" V-34 

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VR416 VR416 3-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X27" SH 

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VR417 VR417 2-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X27" SH 

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VR426 VR426 4-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X27" PS-2 

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VR490 VR490 5-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" P-1 

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VR493 VR493 5-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" P-3 

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VR494 VR494 4-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" P-3 

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VR496 VR496 4-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" PS-2 

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VR497 VR497 3-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" PS-2 

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VR834 VR834 5-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" PC-1 

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VR835 VR835 4-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" PC-1 

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VR844 VR844 5-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" PC-3 

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VR845 VR845 4-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X18" PC-3 

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VR916 VR916 3-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X36" V-34 

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VR917 VR917 2-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X36" V-34 

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VR931 VR931 3-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X54" CP-1,CT-1 DOUBLE ARMED 

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VR932 VR932 2-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X54" CP-1,CT-1 DOUBLE ARMED 

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VR935 VR935 3-0 VICRYL RAPIDE UNDYED 1X27" PS-1 

References

*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. Edmiston CE, Seabrook GR, Goheen MP, et al. Bacterial adherence to surgical sutures: can antibacterial-coated sutures reduce the risk of microbial contamination? J Am Coll Surg. 2006;203(4):481-489.

3. 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 (Larchmt). 2002;3(suppl):S79-S87.

4. DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc. 

5. 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