Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) Sutures are composed of a Polyglycolic acid coated with polycaprolactone and calcium stearate. Unlike many other organic substances, PGA is not naturally occurring and therefore results in a minimal immune response when used. Polyglycolic acid is a biodegradable, thermoplastic polymer and the simplest linear, aliphatic polyester.
PGA Polyglycolic Acid Sutures
PGA Sutures feature outstanding tensile strength and reliable knot security. PGA suture demonstrates remarkable resistance to tension after two weeks of implantation, with 75% of its initial strength still present. When it comes to sutures, PGA Sutures are the gold standard for reliability and predictability. The synthetic nature of this suture material allows for perfect compatibility with all patients, an essential requirement in the healing process. It is further enhanced by a gradual absorption rate over a set period, with hydrolysis taking place between 60 and 90 days. DSI PGA sutures demonstrate their best in dental implantology, thanks to the whole specter of their nature.
PGA Sutures are a synthetic, absorbable, braided multifilament that is absorbed completely by hydrolysis in the body. This renders it uniquely useful for dental implantology procedures due to its predictable absorption timeline and lack of antigenic reaction. Approximately 75% of the initial tensile strength is retained after two weeks then degrading further to 50% at three weeks and 25% at four weeks before being completely absorbed in 60-90 days. Therefore, PGA suture is an irreplaceable material for these types of applications.
PGA sutures are highly suitable for a variety of uses in multiple fields. These synthetic and absorbable sterile sutures can be utilized for General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmic Surgery, Gynecology-Obstetrics, Episiotomy, Urology, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, General Closing Bondage as well as Pediatrics and cuticles.
Our Sutures are of the highest grade in terms of sterility and meet stringent “Grade A” sterilization standards. This process involves radiology techniques, as well as gamma-ray sterilization, which can take up to one month to complete without interruption. All sutures are licensed by CE and ISO and will come packaged with a double layer of sterile protection inside aluminum foil for an added level of security.
Crafted with careful attention to detail, Suture needles are made from a 300-series surgical steel alloy. Meticulously designed to be as slim as possible without comprising strength, their laser-sharpened edges ensure that sutures can be successfully passed through tissue with minimal injury. Crafted with exceptional rigidity to avoid any bending, while ductility minimizes breaking. Incredibly stable in a needle holder and resilient against corrosion.
Each size is comes in a box of 12 Individual sterile packs of 75 cm/ 30” suture with pre-installed 19 mm reverse cut 3/8 circle atraumatic needle
- Outstanding tensile strength and reliable knot security.
- Remarkable resistance to tension after two weeks of implantation, with 75% of its initial strength still present.
- Predictable results.
- Completely synthetic allowing perfect compatibility.
- Best for dental implantology.
- Causing minimal immune response.