PGLA LACTIC is a synthetic, absorbable, braided surgical thread, made of a poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide) (90/10). The thread is coated with a mixture of poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide) (30/70) and calcium stearate. The coating increases smoothness of the thread surface enabling precise tying of the suture and a tight and sure knot. It also reduces tissue traumatisation.
The PGLA LACTIC thread may be natural (beige) or purple (coloured with C. I. Solvent Violet 13 colorant). With the time, the resistance to stretch is lowering and the final absorption as a result of hydrolysis takes place. % of the original Breaking Strength Retention:
INDICATIONS AND USE
Combinations of PGLA LACTIC 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 (subcutaneous tissues, mucous membrane) and/or tying off tissues, which do not require prolonged action of the ligature). Surgical use of the thread includes: general, paediatric and plastic surgery, urology, orthopaedics, gynaecology and obstetrics. They are also used in dental surgery and for joining mucous membrane in mouth, as well as eye surgery, for joining peripheral nerves and blood vessels.