PRODUCTS / SUTURES / ABSORBABLE
A. Titan's Absorbable Suture material consists of plain gut, chromic gut, and PGA or polyglycolic acid/vicryl suture material.
Plain Gut Suture material lasts about 2-5 days with actual strength and will be completely absorbed after 14 days.
Chromic Gut Suture material is treated in chromic acid salt and retains its actual strength for about 6-10 days. Chromic Gut is completely absorbed within 20-35 days.
PGA Fast (end codes: PGAR) retains 50% of its original tensile strength at 6-9 days after placement, it loses all tensile strength after approx. 14 days, and is completely dissolved after about 42 days.
PGA (end codes: PGA) retains 82% of the original tensile strength at 14 days after placement, 56% at 21 days, and is completely dissolved after 90-100 days.