CARESORB PLUS® POLYGLACTIN 910 ANTIBACTERIAL

PRODUCT INFORMATION

COMPOSITION

90% glycolide
10% L-Lactide

COATING

Polyglactin 370
Calcium stearate
Chlorhexidine Diacetate

STRUCTURE – COLOR

Multifilament
Violet – Undyed

WOUND SUPPORT

~ 30 days

TOTAL ABSORPTION

56-70 days

RETENTION STRENGTH

75% @ 2 weeks
50% @ 3 weeks

USP SIZES

5/0 – 1

KNOT-PULL TENSILE STRENGTH

Exceed USP requirements (USP)

SUTURE LENGTH

75 cm, 90 cm

STERILISATION

EO
(Ethylene Oxide)

PACKAGING

Aluminum Foil
Box 12 | 36 pcs

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

COMPOSITION:

CARESORB® PLUS is a multifilament, braided, sterile synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of a copolymer of 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide, coated with a copolymer of Polyglactin 370, calcium stearate, and a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent Chlorhexidine Diacetate (CHA) ≤ 60 µg/m. The suture is available dyed with FDA-approved color additive D&C Violet No. 2 – CI 60725 or undyed in the natural beige color

Polyglactin 910 is also named as: Poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide) 90/10, Glacomer 91, Lactomer 9-1, Polyglycolic Acid 9-1, PGLA.

CHARACTERISTICS:

CARESORB® PLUS provides wound support for 30 days. Complete absorption is accomplished by hydrolysis in 56-70 days.

  • High tensile strength, exceeding USP requirements
  • AISI 300 series stainless steel (for sutures with attached needles)
  • Ease of handling, smooth passage through tissue
  • Protection against the most common organisms and pathogens associated with SSIs, including: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, MRSE, MRSA, E.coli

INDICATIONS:

CARESORB® PLUS – Polyglactin 910 Antibacterial Surgical Sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures; but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological tissues.

(A mild inflammatory reaction may occur, which is typical of an endogenous reaction to foreign bodies)

NOTICE:

Sterilized by Ethylene Oxide (EO). Do not re-sterilize | reuse. Do not use if the package is opened or damaged.

STORAGE:

Recommended storage conditions below 25⁰C, away from moisture and direct heat. Do not use after the expiry date. Shelf life: 5 years from the date of manufacturing.

Chlorhexidine Diacetate (CHA) Antibacterial

Anti-microbial sutures coated with Chlorhexidine Diacetate can inhibit colonization by bacteria associated with Surgical Site Infections (SSIs), especially Staphylococcus aureus.

NCBI – US National Library of Medicine (ID: PMC4077814) – Novel High Efficient Coatings for Anti-Microbial Surgical Sutures using Chlorhexidine (Triclosan alternative)

Product list

No. CPT Code
CARESORB PLUS
(Chlorhexidine)
Competitor Code
VICRYL PLUS
(Triclosan)
Suture Type USP Size Suture
Length (cm)
Needle Shape Needle
Length (mm)
Circle How
Supplied
1 GTA10A17 VCP303H Polyglactin 910 (A) 5/0 75 Taper Point 17 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
2 GTA15A17 VCP304H Polyglactin 910 (A) 4/0 75 Taper Point 17 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
3 GTA15A22 VCP310H Polyglactin 910 (A) 4/0 75 Taper Point 22 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
4 GTA20A22 VCP311H Polyglactin 910 (A) 3/0 75 Taper Point 22 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
5 GTA20A26 VCP316H Polyglactin 910 (A) 3/0 75 Taper Point 26 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
6 GTA20A30 VCP319H Polyglactin 910 (A) 3/0 75 Taper Point 30 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
7 GTA30A26 VCP317H Polyglactin 910 (A) 2/0 75 Taper Point 26 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
8 GTA30A30 VCP320H Polyglactin 910 (A) 2/0 75 Taper Point 30 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
9 GTA35A26L90 VCP318H Polyglactin 910 (A) 0 90 Taper Point 26 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
10 GTA35A36L90 VCP346H
VCP340H
Polyglactin 910 (A) 0 90 Taper Point 36 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
11 GTA35M36L90 VCP518H Polyglactin 910 (A) 0 90 Tapercut 36 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
12 GTA35A40L90 VCP358H Polyglactin 910 (A) 0 90 Taper Point 40 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
13 GTA40A30L90 VCP9213H Polyglactin 910 (A) 1 90 Taper Point 30 1/2 Box / 36 pcs
14 GTA40A40L90 VCP359H
JV359H
Polyglactin 910 (A) 1 90 Taper Point 40 1/2 Box / 36 pcs