Poly (glycolide-co-L-lactide) / Polyglactin – 910 Coated & Braided
Synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture Fast absorbable
DAMACRYL RAPID suture is synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture. It is composed of copolymer prepared and synthesized from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids). This sutures are braided, violet or undyed and coated with copolymer made of 70% Glycolide and 30% L-lactide, and calcium stearate.
DAMACRYL RAPID suture is non-antigenic, non-pyrogenic and elicits only a mild tissue reaction during the absorption process, and is completely absorbed in 40-60 days. The In vitro retention of strength is about 45% in one week.
DAMACRYL® RAPID suture complies with the requirements of the United States pharmacopoeia U.S.P. and European pharmacopoeia Ph. Eur. and European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.
DAMACRYL® RAPID suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and ligation, including the use in ophthalmic procedures. Where only short term wound support is required. DAMACRYL® RAPID is not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues.
DAMACRYL ® RAPID suture, being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue is required.
Users should be familiar with surgical procedures and techniques involving absorbable sutures before employing DAMACRYL® RAPID suture for wound closure, as risk of wound dehiscence may vary with the site of application and the suture material used.
Users should consider the in vivo performance when selecting a suture. The use of this suture may be inappropriate in elderly, malnourished, or debilitated patients, or in patients suffering from conditions which may delay wound healing.
The use of supplemental non absorbable sutures should be considered by the surgeon in the closure of the sites which may undergo expansion, stretching or distention, or which may require additional support.
As with any foreign body, prolonged contact of any suture with salt solutions, such as those found in the urinary or biliary tracts may result in calculus formation. As an absorbable suture, DAMACRYL ® RAPID suture may act transiently as a foreign body. Acceptable surgical practice should be followed for the management of contaminated or infected wounds.
Discard opened packages and unused sutures.
Do not re-use.
Do not re-sterilize.