- SURGICAL SUTURES
- MEDICAL PRODUCTS
Absorbable sutures are those that the body digests or breaks down in a relatively short time. Resorption can take from a week to several months. They are divided into two types:
–Synthetic absorbable sutures are those that are made of synthetic polymers as PGLA, PGA, PDO, PCL… hydrolysed by water, which causes the breakdown of the polymer material.
–Natural absorbable sutures are made from collagen of healthy mammals (cow, sheep, goat), known as Surgical Gut (Catgut). Catgut sutures break down via the action of the body’s enzyme and are absorbed.
Wound support and absorption time can vary. Most suture types start to dissolve within one or two weeks, or up twelve weeks to disappear completely. Some may last for 6-7 months or even longer.