Chirasorb Plus braided is a mid-term absorbable, antibacterial coated, synthetic, multifilament suture made of 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactide. The braided suture is covered with antibacterial coating, which consists of copolymer glycolide and lactide, calcium stearate and chlorhexidine diacetate.
Chlorhexidine is a cationic antiseptic with a wide range of antimicrobial effects. It is effective on both Gram-positive and Gramnegative bacteria; the mechanism of action is cytoplasmic membrane disruption.
Sterile Chirasorb Plus braided is available in violet or natural. The product elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues.
Progressive loss of tensile strength and absorption of Chirasorb Plus braided occurs by hydrolysis, when the polymer is degraded to glycolic and lactic acids, which are subsequently absorbed and metabolised by the body.
General soft tissue approximation and/or ligation in all specialties.
Chirasorb Plus braided should not be used in tissues subject to expansion, stretching or distension, or which might require long-term mechanical support. Chirasorb Plus braided should not be used in patients with known allergic reactions to Chlorhexidine.
5/0 to 4 USP
Strength Retention Profile:
MID-TERM HEALING (35 days)
1 Day - 100%
14 Days - 75%
21 Days - 50%
Mass Absorption profile:
56 – 70 days