An Overview of Absorbable Sutures – Medarchitect

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An Overview of Absorbable Sutures

Absorbable sutures include the original catgut, as well as new synthetic materials polyglycolic acid, polylactic acid, polydioxanone and caprolactone. They are broken down by processes such as hydrolysis (polyglycolic acid) and proteolytic enzymatic degradation. Depending on the material, the absorption time varies from 10 days to 8 weeks. They are typically used on patients who don't want to go back to the hospital to have their stitches removed or have surgery on internal body tissue. Sometimes absorbable sutures cause inflammation or rejection.


High Tensile Strength- The tensile strength is maintained for more than 5-7 days for wound healing, and its knotting strength is much higher than that of catgut, providing safety for patients.

Good Biocompatibility- It has no allergic reaction, no cytotoxicity, no genotoxicity, no stimulation to the human body, and can promote the ingrowth of fibrous connective tissue.

Reliable Absorption- Can be absorbed by the body through hydrolysis. It begins to be absorbed after 15 days of implantation, most of it is absorbed after 30 days, and completely absorbed within 60-90 days.

Easy to Operate- Soft quality, good hand feel, smooth in use, low tissue drag, easy to tie, firm, and no worry of disconnection. The sterilized package is ready to use after opening, and the operation is convenient.

Suture specifications

There are various types of needles; or the one without needles, the length of the thread ranges from 45cm to 90cm, and special length sutures can also be customized according to the needs of clinical operations.


Made of high-quality, high-toughness steel, the needle is sharp, the longitudinal lines of the needle surface are smooth, and it is easy to penetrate the tissue, and there is no damage to the tissue during suture.

Scope of application

Can be widely used in gynecology, obstetrics, surgery, plastic surgery, urology, pediatrics, stomatology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology and other operations and intradermal soft tissue suture.