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Monocryl. Polyglicaprone 25. Background Information. Monocryl is a synthetic, absorbable suture, manufactured and trademarked by Ethicon. It is composed of polyglicaprone 25, which is a copolymer of glycolide and epsilon- caprolactone . This suture is a monofilament absorbable suture. .

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monocryl

Monocryl

Polyglicaprone 25

background information
Background Information
  • Monocryl is a synthetic, absorbable suture, manufactured and trademarked by Ethicon. It is composed of polyglicaprone 25, which is a copolymer of glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone.
  • This suture is a monofilament absorbable suture.
common usage
Common usage
  • General soft tissue approximately and/or ligation, subcuticular closure; general, gynecological, urologic, and plastic surgery.
tensile strength
Tensile strength
  • Maintains a high tensile strength, with a half-life of 7 to 14 days. At one week, it remains its strength at 50-60%, and at two weeks, its at 20-30% with it being completely hydrolyzed by 91-119 days.
  • Tissue reaction: slight
sizes
sizes
  • Monocryl comes in suture sizes 5-0, 4-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0
  • Needle shape: ½ circle
  • Needle length: various sizes (16mm, 26mm, 36mm, etc.)
colors
Colors
  • Package color: Coral
  • Suture color: undyed; violet
  • Other: undyed
works cited
Works cited
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monocryl
  • http://www.ecatalog.ethicon.com/sutures-absorbable/view/monocryl-suture
  • Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist; 2008; Chapter 12 on Sutures