PGA Rapid is a synthetic, absorbable, multifilament (braided) surgical thread made of hydroxyacetic acid (glycol acid). The thread is coated with biologically compliant material – polycaprolactone and calcium stearate. Precise, uniform structure gives the thread an even surface with relatively low friction and strong tightening of knots as well as minimum reaction of tissues.
Special strength of the multifilament structure enables high tensility.
The thread is available in natural colour (beige). With the time, the resistance to stretch is lowering and the final absorption as a result of hydrolysis. % of the original Breaking Strength Retention:
- about 65% after 7 days from implementation,
- about 50 % after 8-11 days from implementation.
The absorption is complete after 42.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
The PGA rapid surgical thread is recommended when only a short-term joining of the wound edges is required and quick absorption of the thread is advantageous. Combinations of PGA Rapid threads and needles depend on the type and size of a patient’s wounds, the area, the surgical techniques, the surgeon’s experience and the patient’s condition. The threads are mainly recommended for soft tissues and closing the dermal wounds, especially in pediatric surgery. The PGA Rapid thread is also used for closing the wounds of the mouth mucous membrane and in the eye surgery. Surgical use of the thread includes: general and plastic surgery, ophthalmology and gynecology.